Puri Jagannath Temple is one of the most famous and revered temples in Hindu culture. It is present at Puri in Odisha. It is also part of the sacred Char Dham Yatra that a Hindu must make during his lifetime. Moreover, the temple is one of the most sacred Vaishnavite Pilgrimage sites. The Puri Jagannath Temple rituals according to their timings are:
|Morning Darshan||5 AM||1 PM|
|Evening Darshan||4 PM||11:30 PM|
|Dwarpitha and Mangal Aarati||5 AM||6 AM|
|Abakash||6 AM||6:30 AM|
|Sahanamela||7 AM||8 AM|
|Rosha Homa Surya Puja and Dwarapal||8 AM||8:30 AM|
|Gopala Ballava Puja||9 AM|
|Sakala Dhupa(Morning food offering)||10 AM|
|Madhyanha (Afternoon food offering)||11 AM||1 PM|
|Sandhya Dhupa||7 PM||8 PM|
Here is a description of some of the Puri Jagannath Temple rituals:
Pilgrims can enter the inner sanctum to have a darshan. This takes place between 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.
Gopala Ballava Pooja
During this ritual, the priests offer breakfast to the deities. They offer sweet popcorn (Khai), Coconut sweets, Ripe banana, Curd, as well as chipped coconuts. Then they also perform puja in a brief manner with pancha upachar only.
Three pundits sit in front of the three deities and worships each one of them. Then they offer bhog. Also, Puri Jagannath Temple Administration bears the cost of the rituals.
Aarti is takes place between 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.