Snana yatra 2013 ISKCON Ujjain

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Ritesh Lapalikar

A special bath of Jagannath takes place on the Purnima of Jyestha month (Devasnan Purnima), to commemorate the appearance day of Lord Jagannath. The Snana Yatra is a bathing festival celebrated on the Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha. It is an important festival of the Jagannath devotees. This is the first occasion in the year as per the Hindu calendar, when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan are brought out from the Jagannath Temple and taken in a procession to the Snana Bedi. There they are ceremonially bathed and decorated for a public audience with the devotees.