Know the timing for Puri Jagannath Temple Darshan and save time with our guide.
Know the best times and important days to visit Puri Jagannath Temple and the timing chart for every day. Plan your visit properly so that you can completely enjoy and have a pleasant Darshan of this Holy Dham. Know how to reach by bus, train or flight.
The timing of Puri Jagannath Temple:
From 5 AM to 11 PM – All days. [ Strictly following timetable is quite impossible in practical day to day activities & the timetable also changed On festive days due to special pujas ]. Ratha Yatra is the best time in a year to visit Srikhetra Puri.
There is no entry fee charged for entering into the temple.
Ritual Timing in Details:
|5 a.m||Dwara Pala Puja and Mangal Aarati||In presence of Particular Sevayats, the door opens early in the morning. Check the "seal" & open the door. Then Mangal Aarati is performed.|
|6 a.m.||Mailam||"Mailam" means change or removal of dresses and flowers, Tulsi leaves etc. Which worn on the previous night|
|6 a.m. to 6.30 a.m.||Abakash||Brushing of teeth and bath is known as "Abakash". Based on Temple Jyotisha timing day's rituals are performed.|
|6.45 a.m.||Mailam||Sebayats change their clothes and wear another set of clothes. A sevak known as "Akhanda Mekap" keeps in the sanctum Akhanda Baitha|
|7 a.m. to 8 a.m||Sahanamela||This is an one hour which spent to facilitate pilgrims to go up to "Ratnavedi" or inner sanctums to have a Darshan, without paying fees for it. On certain festive days, Sahanamela is held after Evening Puja. Some times this darshan is not allowed for some special pujas|
|8 a.m||Beshalagi||After Sahanamela the deities are again dressed up with gold and precious stones to suit different festive occasions|
|8 a.m. to 8.30 a.m||Rosha Homa Surya Puja and Dwarapal||Some sevayats do "Rosha Homa" (Fire Sacrifice) at the kitchen and "Surya puja" at the surya temple near "Mukti Mandap". Then the images of two gate keepers named Jaya and Vijaya on the entrance of the Jagamohan of the Temple are worshipped.|
|9 a.m||Gopala Ballava Puja||Sebayats are offered sweet Khai, Khualadus, Kora, Ripe banana, Curd etc. as bhogas.|
|10 a.m||Sakala Dhupa(Morning food offering)||This is one more morning bhoga, which are Pitha Puli, Hansakeli, Kanti, Enduri, Matha Puli, Kakatua Jhili, Bundia, Kadali Bhaja, Ada Pachedi etc. Bhogas are also called "Raja Bhoga" or "Kotha Bhoga|
|10 30 a.m||Mailam and Bhoga Mandap||Behind the Garuda pillar of Jagannath This Puja takes places in "Bhoga Mandap". Huge quantity of Bhogas such as Rice, Dal, Curries, Saga and Cakes of different kinds etc. are offered to the Deitie. This bhoga is mainly prepared to meet the need of different Mathas and for sale to the general public.|
|11 a.m. to 1 p.m||Madhyanha (Afternoon food offering)||This puja is performed in the afternoon. The Bhoga items are more than the Morning Dhupa. You can go near to the "Ratna Simhasan" for darshan by paying special Darshan fee (Rs.10/-)|
|1 p.m. to 1.30 p.m||Madhyanha Pahudha||If time permits & all rituals have been performed in time the n, the Deities retire for the afternoo|
|6 p.m||Sandhya Aarati||In the evening again aaratis are performed after Madhyana Dhupa Mailam. On special days like Ekadashi, the deities change their clothes and wear another set after "Aarati" is ove|
|7 p.m. to 8 p.m||Sandhya Dhupa||After "Sandhya Aarati" again Bhogas are offered to the deities in the same manner like Sakala and Madhyanha Dhupa but this time Bhoga amount is less in q. After Puja Mangala Aarati perfomed|
|9.30 pm to 10 p.m||Mailam and Chandana lagi||After "Sandhya Dhoopa" deities change their clothes and are annointed with Sandal paste mixed with champhor, keshar and Kasturi.|
|11 p.m to 11.30 p.m||Badashringar Vesha||After Chandan lagi, deities are dressed with Baralagi Patta (silken robes on which some portions of Geeta Govinda of Jayadev are woven in to the texture of these robes) and flower ornaments.|
|11 p.m||Badashringara Bhoga||This is the last bhoga of the day. Puja is offered with Pancha Upachar by the Puja Pandas with Pakhal (watered rice), Kadali bada, Kshiri, Kanji etc|
|12 a.m||Khata Seja Lagi and Pahuda||The Deity of "Sayan Thakura" is carried from Bhandarghar to Ratnavedi or Ratnasimhasana and place the deity near Lord Jagannath. Then follows offering of green coconut, betels and camphor aarati and then deities retire to their beds. The door is sealed. Temple is closed and no visitors or outsiders are allowed to remain inside|
How to reach Puri:
Puri is 60km away from Bhubaneswar Airport, Odisha. So for Flight travelers, you can book ticket to Biju Patnaik International Airport and book cab or taxi (Ola Outstation) or reach nearby bus stop from where you can find both AC and NON-AC bus regularly.
If you are traveling by train or Bus, Temple is just 2km from Puri Railway station and 2.5km from the bus stand. You can travel by walk or be using battery auto or rickshaw. Don’t go by auto as it will drop your 1km away from the temple.
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