Seraikela: The three deities ended their annual nine-day sojourn to Sri Hari Temple in Seraikela on Monday.
Hundreds of devotees from across Seraikela and nearby areas witnessed Lord Jagannath’s ‘Bahuda Yatra’ — the return car festival amid tight security on Monday.
The three deities Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra ended their annual nine-day sojourn and returned to Sreemandir or Shri Jagannath Temple on three majestic wooden chariots during the ‘Bahuda Yatra’.
On the line of Puri, Rath Yatra festival is celebrated with much fervour in Seraikela. Lord Jagannath takes two days to travel to Mousi Bari from Srimandir and take the same time while returning back to Srimandir. Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra started their return journey from Mousi Bari to Srimandir on Sunday and after a night a night halt at Kaluram Chowk, the deities reached Srimandir on Monday.
Amid beating of gongs and cymbals and chants of Hari Bol, devotees pulled gigantic chariots of sibling deities- Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to their abode during the holy Trinity’s return journey.
Devotees in large number worshipped the deities at Kaluram Chowk during the day on Monday and return journey began in the evening.
According to mythology, on this auspicious day the three sibling deities – Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra wrap up their annual nine-day sojourn to Sri Gundicha Temple, their birth place and return to Srimandir riding their three majestic wooden chariots.