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Friday, June 9, 2017

Thousands throng Puri ,Odisha,India as Snana Yatra begins Friday June 09,2017

Thousands of devotees thronged the pilgrim city Puri in Odisha to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath and his siblings during the Snana Yatra (bathing ceremony) on Friday June 09,2017
The deities reached the Snana Bedi (bathing pandal) amidst chanting of hymns and sound of ghantas (bells) in a procession called 'Pahandi'. 
The bathing ceremony of the Trinity (Lord Jagannath, Lord Balaram and their sister Subhadra) is celebrated on Snana Purnima -- the full moon day of Jyestha (month).

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