In Pics: Pahandi Bije of Trinity

Puri: Ratha Jatra is the most revered festival of Lord Jagannath and His divine siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. The festival unites and binds all the devotees of Lord all across the globe.

The ‘Pahandi bije’ is one of the important rituals in Rath Yatra. It is the spectacular procession in which the deities are carried from their sanctum sanctorum to their respective chariots.

The word Pahandi originates from the Sanskrit word Padamundanam, meaning in local dialect a slow step by step movement with spreading of feet. It is the special ritual of carrying the idols from sanctum sanctorum to their respective chariots by the sebayatas.

The deities are taken out in Dhadi pahandi (one after the other) in the following order – Sudarshana, Balabhadra, Subhadra and lastly Lord Jagannath from the Ratna Singhasana in a ceremonial procession.

Here are pics of Pahandi Bije of Trinity:

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