Lord Jagannath coming out through the main gate of the temple.
Priests bringing garlands and auspicious offerings for the Lordship.
Lord Baladev in His chariot.
Once the Lord is seated, priests offer camphor, garlands and many other auspicious offerings to Him.
Lord Jagannath in His chariot
In the meantime, the king is preparing to come out of the palace.
King Gajapati Maharaj
The king first climbs the chariot of Lord Baladev and offers a full arati to the Lordship.
After the arati, honouring the tradition established by Raja Prataparudra in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's times, the king circumambulates and sweeps the chariot
After sweeping, the king again circumambulates the chariot and sprinkles sandalwood water and powder.
Once the king leaves proceeding to the chariot of Lord Jagannath, the priests start dismantling the wooden ramp to harness the horses.
The king offering arati to Lord Jagannath
The priest carefully recites mantras before handing the broom over to the king
The procedure repeats at the chariot of Lady Subhadra
(in the meantime, the horses of Lord Baladev's chariot are being harnessed and garlanded)
The priests gives the sandalwood powder to the king
Lord Baladev's chariot is starting out first.
The horses at the chariot of Lady Subhadra are being harnessed
Lady Subhadra's chariot is starting out
Lord Jagannath's chariot starts out last
Lord Baladev is passing the temple of Sri Gaudiya Math
(Narayan Chhata, the birthplace of Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad)
Lord Jagannath's chariot is starting off.
The dome of Lady Subhadra's chariot
By the end of the afternoon, the chariot of Lord Baladev reaches the temple of Gundicha Devi, followed by Lady Subhadra's chariot
The dome of Lord Baladev's chariot
IN THE MEANTIME:
At the morning arati of Sri Sri Nitai Chaitanyadev at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
In the morning, His Divine Grace gives initiation to a few devotees and spends time talking with the devotees
Taking Their Lordships' leave and starting off for the temple of Lord Jagannath
Lord Baladev's chariot
Lady Subhadra's chariot
Lord Jagannath's chariot
Entrance to the temple of Gundicha Devi
Offering auspicious lamps to the Lordships during the evening arati time
By late evening, all three chariots reach the temple of Gundicha Devi
His Divine Grace chants some kirtan and soon after that devotees return to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math completing thus Sri Puri Dham parikrama.
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