Jul 282009
 

His Holiness Giriraj Swami attended Snana-yatra, the bathing festival of Lord Jagannatha, at New Dwaraka on Saturday, July 18. Snana-yatra marks the beginning of a fifteen day period leading up to Ratha-yatra.

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Giriraj Swami and other devotees massage Thier Lordships Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra with fragrant oils.

Snana Yatra

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Jul 182008
 

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Snana-yatra is a festival of Lord Jagannatha said to be one of the oldest. According to the Skanda Purana, when King Indradyumna installed the Deities he arranged this public bathing ceremony. This day is considered to be the birthday of Lord Jagannatha.

The following lecture was given by Giriraj Swami in Berkeley on July 13.