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Odana-Sasthi-The First Day of Winter

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“At the beginning of winter, there is a ceremony known as the Odana-sasthi. This ceremony indicates that from that day forward, a winter covering should be given to Lord Jagannatha.” – Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya-lila16.79, purport Once, Srila Pundarika Vidyanidhi and Srila Svarupa Damodara came to Jagannatha Puri and saw the festival of odana-sasthi. On […]

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Coming up! Odana Sasthi: 24 Nov.


On 24th November, Odana Sasthi festival will be celebrated in grandeur at Rajapur Sri Jagannath Mandir. Odana Sasthi is a festival that marks the beginning of winter. During the Odana-sasthi festival the devotees dress Lord Jagannatha and Balarama with starched cloth. This ceremony indicates that from that day forward, a winter covering should be given […]

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A Sweet Recollection of Mayapur Ratha-Yatra Celebrations


Ever since his childhood, Srila Prabhupada was always very fond of Lord Jagannatha. At the young age of five, Srila Prabhupada, who at that time was known as Abhay Caran, wanted to hold his own Ratha-yatra festival in his birth home in Kolkata. Despite having some financial difficulties, Krsna arranged everything, and little Abhay held […]

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Snana Yatra 2017 Festival Pictures


On 9th June, Snana yatra or bathing festival of Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra devi took place at Rajapur. One of the grandest of festivals celebrated here, thousands and thousands of pilgrims jubiliantly, braving the heat, stood for hours in the queue to personally bathe the Lord of Universe and honored Jagananth prasadam. Devotees fetched […]

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Snana Yatra Festival 2017


With great pleasure, we invite you to join us in celebrating Snana Purnima festival at Sri Rajapur Jagannath Mandir, Simantadvipa.  This year the festival falls on 9th June.  On this day Jagannath Deva, Balabhadra and Subhadra Devi will accept abhishek from every devotee personally. The devotees from Mayapur as well as local villagers and pilgrims from […]

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Gaura Purnima 2017 Festival Schedule


We are happy to announce the festival schedule for next year’s Gaura Purnima Festival, please stay tuned for more updates, and opportunities to donate for the festival. 18 – 21 Feb Sravan Utsava 22 Feb Festival Flag Hosting Ceremony/Kirtan Mela Adhivas 23 to 27 Feb Kirtan Mela 27 Feb Parikrama Adhivas 28 Feb – 7 Mar  Nabadvipa […]

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Welcoming New Year 2016!


Happy New Year to all our viewers. Thank you for your continued support, inspiring us in our services. May the blessings of Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Pancha Tatva and Lord Narasimha Deva be with you. Welcome New Year 2016 with blessings from Sri Mayapur dhama! Let your first expense in the New Year be your […]

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Picnic-2015 (Champahati)


Hare Krishna, Dear devotees, once again Mayapur Bhakti Vriksha (MBV) exploring a very enlivening news for you all that by the 20th December, 2015(Sunday) the annual picnic of MBV held with great joy at champahati (Ritudwip) ‘Gour Gadadhara’ Temple. More than 400 fortunate devotees participated in this festival, who had good fortune to see the […]

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Odana Sashti Festival In Rajapur


Being in Mayapur and very close to Rajapur, home of Lord Jaganath, Baladeva and Subadhra, we all jumped in a car and went to take part of the festivities that were organized for the very sweet pastime of Odana sashti. This yearly Rajapur festival is a rare opportunity for the devotees to all sit in […]

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Jaya Jagannath! Puri Parikrama organization is pleased to announce the most auspicious 2015 Sri Ksetra Puri Parikrama! A much loved annual event, this year’s Puri parikrama will be from the 27th to the 30th November. Every year our International group attends the parikrama, along with many Hindi speaking devotees. The parikrama usually consists of a majority […]

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