Puri: The important ritual of ‘Chhera Panhara’ was conducted smoothly, where Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb swept the three chariots before they were pulled by scores of devotees.
Chhera Pahanra is the second phase of the festival, where King of Puri reached the Gundicha temple clad in spotless white attire, carried in a silver plated palanquin, and climbed up on the chariots one by one.
He first offered prayers to the deity seated on the chariot and then cleaned the platforms with a golden broom, sprinkling flowers and fragrant water on the surface of the chariot.
The world-famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath comes to an end with the Bahuda Yatra. On this day Lord Jagannath and his two siblings, Balaram and Subhadra return to their original abode, the Srimandir, after spending a week in the Gundicha temple.