Snāna Yātrā (2022)
Two weeks before the Ratha-yātrā ceremony, Sri Jagannāth ji, Balabhadra ji and Subhadra ji are brought out of the altar and offered a grand bathing ceremony. The Skanda Purāna mentions that King Indradyumna arranged this ceremony when the Deities were first installed. After the bathing ceremony (snāna-yātrā), Lord Jagannātha apparently becomes sick. He is therefore moved to His private apartment, where no one can see Him until the Ratha-yātrā. Lord Chaitanya used to participate in the Snāna Yātrā festival.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Tulasi puja, Srila Prabhupada Guru puja
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Bathing of Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva, Subhadra
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Class
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Arati and Kirtan
7:30 p.m.: Prasadam Feast
Take the opportunity to bathe Lord Jagannātha.