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Anasara – Jagannath Catches Fever - Isolation of Idols Worshipped in Puri Jagannath Temple

Anasara happens after the ritual bathing ( Snana Purnima ) of the deities worshipped in the Puri Jagannath Temple . 108 pots of water are poured on the idols and after this the deities enter into Anavasara or Anasara – a fortnight period of rest and recuperation.  For the next fifteen days, devotees are not allowed the darshan of the idols. It is believed that the deities catch fever after a long ritual bathing and therefore does not return to sanctum sanctorum for the next fifteen days. During this period, the Sabara daitas (specially appointed people) repaint the murtis or idols of Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra. During Anasara period three Patta paintings of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are worshiped in the temple. Anasara lasts for 15 days in the normal years and for 45 days in years of Naba Kalebra, when the deities acquire new bodies. The origin and etymology of the term Anasara are unknown. Deities Are Moved To Anasara Gruha

Everything In This World Is Temporary

Everything in this world is temporary – says Swami Vivekananda Great is the tenacity with which man clings to the senses. Yet, however substantial he may think the external world in which he lives and moves, there comes a time in the lives of individuals and of races when, involuntarily, they ask, “Is this real?” To the person who never finds a moment to question the credentials of his senses, whose every moment is occupied with some sort of sense enjoyment – even to him death comes, and he also is compelled to ask, “Is this real?” Religion begins with this question and ends with its answer. Even in the remote past, where recorded history cannot help us, in the mysterious light of mythology, back in the dim twilight of civilization, we find the same question was asked, “What becomes of this? What is real?” The Katha Upanishad, begins with the inquiry: “When a man dies, there is a dispute. One party declares that he has gone forever, the other insists that he is still living. Which

25 June 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 25 June 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:56 AM on June 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:52 AM on June 26. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 25, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani nakshatra till 12:19 PM on June 25. Then onward it is Kartika or Krithigai or Krittika nakshatra till 2:06 PM on June 26.   (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),