The Chida-dadhi Mahotsav, also known as the Chipped Rice Festival of Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu. This astonishing pastime took place on the banks of the Ganges at Panihati, which is just north of Calcutta. Lord Caitanya and his associates enjoyed many transcendental pastimes here. Chida-dadhi Mahotsav remembers how the Lord mercifully reciprocated with His devotees by arranging, through Nityananda Prabhu and Raghunatha dasa, to provide an ecstatic feast of yoghurt and chipped rice, along with various other nectar foodstuffs. Linked below is an excerpt from Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya lila chapter 6, which describes this wonderful pastime in detail.
Snana-yatra is an important pastime of Lord Jagannatha. On this day, Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra allow Themselves to be bathed by all following the original tradition of worship at Jagannatha Puri. Our devotees as well as hundreds of local people enthusiastically assemble at the Jagannatha temple to perform abhisheka with Cauvery water, milk, etc. This bathing goes on for a few hours in the midst of kirtanas glorifying Their Lordships and the chanting of the maha-mantra. Soon after which, We get Special Hati (Elephant) Vesh Darshan of Lord Jagannatha, Balarama & Subadra. Lord Jagannatha’s prasada is also offered to all visitors. Lord Jagannatha’s pastimes are such that after snana-yatra, Jagannatha, Balarama and Subhadra become “sick”, and, so, must take “medicines” and “take rest” until they become “rejuvenated” enough to go for Ratha-yatra. When they are “sick”, they are offered bhoga containing medicinal herbs without the usual offerings.
ISKCON Sri Jagannath Mandir, Seshadripuram celebrates Panihatti & Snana Yatra at Dodda Gosai Ghat, Srirangapatana on 1st July 2018, Sunday. Transportation is arranged and will depart the respective pickup points at 6 am. Program schedule is as follows.
Events Schedule – 1st July 2018
6:00 AM – Buses leave from their origin points
7:00 AM – Breakfast
10:30 AM – Arrive at Dodda Gosai Ghat
10:30 AM – Welcome drink, Kirtan
11 AM – Katha on Panihati & Snana Yatra
12 Noon – Abhisheka
1:30 PM – Cauvery Bath
2:00 PM – Drama / cultural program
2:30 PM – Bhoga Offering
2:45 PM – Mangal Arati
3:00 PM – Prasadam
4:30 PM – Buses leave for Bangalore
Registration Fee (Including 3 Meals and Optional Transportation)
Temple transport – Rs. 500 Per Ticket.
Own transport – Rs 300 Per Ticket.
For more information, please contact
Rakhale Krishna Das: 9986077269 | Anadi Jagannath Das: 9739006589 | Anukul Kesav Das : 9845046240