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RATHA YATRA

The most splendid of the innumerable festivals celebrated round the year in the holy city of Puri, the Ratha Yatra is the grand culmination of a series of celebrations spread over the summer and the monsoon months.

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SNANA YATRA

Snana yatra festival also known Devasnana Purnima is celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of Jyesta. This is the day when Lord Krishna appeared in the form of Jagannatha, he was feeling ecstatic while he was secretly hearing from Mother Rohini about Vrindavan pastimes.

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NAVAKALEVARA

As a man discarding worn out clothes takes other new ones,so also the embodied soul, casting off worn out bodies enters into others which are new.In the light of this truth of the Bhagavat Geeta, Navakalevar can be interpreted as a ceremony for entering into new bodies, when Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra,Subhadra and Sudarshan cast off their old bodies and take new ones. It is called Navakalevar. The year which has two months of Ashadha is regarded auspicious for Navakalevar ceremony.It usually occurs in 8,11 or 19 years. The new bodies of the deities are made out of the newly cut Neem trees. 

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