‘Pahandi Bije’ Of Holy Trinity Enthrall Devotees

**Puri:** The ceremonial procession in which the Lords are brought out from the Gundicha temple to their respective chariots have begun with great fanfare.

Termed as ‘Pahandi Bije’, this ritual started with Lord Sudarshan coming out of the Gundicha temple and taken to Darpadalan (Goddess Subjadra’s chariot) amidst chantings, beats of cymbals and gongs in rhythmic movement.

Then, the servitors and the devotees carried Lord Balabahadra and Goddess Subhadra in frenzied ecstasy to their respective podiums at Taladwaja (chariot of Lord Balabhadra) and Darpadalan (chariot of Maa Subhadra).

The Lord of the Universe Lord Jagannath stepped out last, enthralling the devotees by spreading a sense of wild ecstasy. The Odissi dancers danced their way ahead and devotees reverberated the environment with loud chants of ‘Hari Bol’.