Sri Jagannath Boat Festival

F ollowing the tradition of Jagannath’s boat festival at Narendra SFollowing the tradition of Jagannath’s boat festival at Narendra Sarovar at Puri, where Lord Jagannath enjoys water pastimes for 21 days of Chandan yatra, at Rajapur, which is non-different from Puri dhama, Jagannath Boat festival shall be celebrated for 2 days. It was a bonus for devotees who came from all over the world to take part in Narasimha Caturdasi festival could also take darshan of Sri Jagannath Boat Festival. FAt the small pukur in front of Simantini mata temple, Sri Jagannath, Baladeva &Subhadra devi adorned a beautifully decorated boat with flowers canopy and had their boat festival with sweet singing of Jagananthastakam kirtans, arti’s, accepting varieties of bhoga lovingly offered by devotees. We had a surprise! Lord Jagannath gave darshan as Narasimhadeva. It was like Jagannath & Narasimhadeva boat festival!
The ecstatic festival ended with sumptuous prasadam distribution.

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