Check this awesome sand art created by Sudarsan Pattnaik on Deva Snana Purnima here.
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tribute to the holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra on the auspicious ocassion of Deva Snana Purnima. And everyone can see this beautiful sand sculpture at Bhubaneswar Airport.
Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country today gathered at Puri to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath’s ceremonial bathing rituals, held on an open pandal, within the premises of the 12th century temple.
According to mythology, those who get a darshan of the Lord on this day, would be cleansed of all their sins. The Skanda Purana mentions that King Indradyumna arranged this ceremony when the idols were first installed.
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Traditionally, after the grand bath, the deities fall ill and are kept in a sick room to recover. During this period, which is known as ‘Anasara’, the deities deny darshan to the public. The deities get out of the “Anasar Ghar” and go on tour for nine days through the Rath Yatra festival.