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It is a great honor, privilege, and pleasure to be here on the auspicious occasion of Snana-yatra. The first deities of Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra in ISKCON were discovered in San Francisco in 1967. One of Srila Prabhupada’s early disciples, Malati dasi, saw a small figure in an import store, Cost Plus, and brought it to him. When Prabhupada saw the figure, his eyes opened wide. He folded his palms and bowed his head in respect. Then he said, “You have brought Lord Jagannatha, the Lord

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Dear Patrons / Bhaktas, Jaya Jagannath! All glories to Srila Prabhupada. 

The Lord of Universe, Lord Jagannath, the most Merciful Lord, once again bestows His Unlimited Mercy – A Rare Opportunity to bathe the Lordships personally and celebrate  a grand Snana Yatra! At Simantadvipa, in the holy abode of Rajapur dhama, abhinna Sri Ksetra dhama ( non-different from Puri dhama),  500 yr old deities of Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra devi are being worshipped everyday with artis, chappan bhog (

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Happy Snana Yatra!

One of the most grand festivals in Mayapur is Jagannath Snana Yatra. But this year, due to current lock down situation, the pujaris and sevaks performed Snana yatra, both at Rajapur & Sri Mayapur , wihile Sri Jagannatha’s devotees took part by having online darshan of broadcast & mentally bathing their beloved Lordships, Sri Jagannath, Baladeva & Subhadra Devi!


Lecture by HH Bhakti Vigna Vinasana Narasimha Swami on Mukunda datta and Snana Purima

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On this full-moon day, sixteen days before Ratha- yatra, Lord Jagannatha is bathed. He becomes sick and is confined to rest for fourteen days. He is then offered special care until He comes out for Ratha-yatra.

A special bath of Jagannatha takes place on the Purnima of Jyestha month to commemorate the appearance day of Lord Jagannatha.

According to Skanda Purana, when King Indradyumna installed the wooden deities he arranged this bathing ceremony. This day is considered to be the birth-day of
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“When Lord Chaitanya was at Alalanatha, the devotees from Bengal arrived in Jagannatha Puri, and word was sent to the Lord that they were there waiting for Him and He should go there. But He was so much in the mood of separation that He did not want to return to Jagannatha Puri if he could not get darshan of Lord Jagannatha. The devotees very intelligently began kirtan, and in that kirtan Lord Chaitanya’s mind was pacified. In his purport, Srila Prabhupada explains  that the holy names of Krish

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Bathing Festival Of Lord Jagannath

5617244684?profile=RESIZE_400xA very special and sacred festival of Lord Jagannath held in the full-moon day of the month of Jyestha. This festival is known as 'Devasnan Purnima' or 'Snana Yatra' (Bathing Festival). There is a general belief that the devotee washes away all his sins if he gets a vision of the Lord on this day, therefore, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. According to Skanda Purana when King Indradyumna installed the wooden deities he arranged this bathing ceremony.

On the previous

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