Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Deba Snana Purnima , a ceremonial public bath ceremony of the three deities– Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
Taking to twitter, the Odisha Chief Minister wished happiness, peace and prosperity to everyone.
ପବିତ୍ର ସ୍ନାନ ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିମାର ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଓ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ଚତୁର୍ଦ୍ଧା ମୂର୍ତ୍ତିଙ୍କ ଅପାର କୃପା ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନରେ ସୁଖ ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ଭରିଦେଉ। pic.twitter.com/BlZyPUoXlV— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 17, 2019
Deva Snana Purnima also known as Snana Yatra is an important event in the run-up to the Rath Yatra or the Car Festival.
The day, the full-moon day of the month of Jyestha, is considered to be the birth-day of Lord Jagannath.
The deities are to be bathed, decorated with ‘Hati Besha’ (elephant costume) and kept for public darshan. The Snana Yatra, also known as Deba Snana Purnima, is one of the most important yatras at the famous Puri Jagannath in Odisha.