On the day of the initiation of this Yatra, all the people at Puri get up early in the morning and take bath. After this purification bath, they offer prayers to the Lord at their homes and then head towards the Jagannath Temple. The massive chariots on which the Lord has to be taken out in a procession are lined up in front of the temple only.
It is after the devotees have reached the temple, that the contemporary king of the region brings the deities from the temple and installs them on their respective chariots. This ceremony is observed with a great pomp and show, and is followed by massive prayers offered to the Lord by His devotees.
It is after this that the off springs of the king arrive on gaily-caparisoned elephants to the temple. They, then sweep all the platforms of the Lord's chariot with a gold-handled broom. Thereafter, scented water is sprinkled on the chariot by them and mopping is done.
This ritual associated with this Yatra demonstrates that every human being is equal to God irrespective of his caste, color or creed. But, this bringing out of the idols of the Lord from the temple can only be done by either the King of Puri or the King of Nepal for they only belong to the Chandravanshi dynasty of Lord Krishna.
A very interesting but strange ritual associated with this chariot festival is that the devotees chuck various possible obscenities and sacrilegious abuses at the God. The reason for this as per a local saying is an incestuous relationship between Jagannath and his sister Subhadra.
This obviously provoked abuses during their public ventures. Metaphorically speaking, this entire yatra comes as a symbolic humanization of God. Thus, it is an attempt to bring the Lord down from his glorious pedestal to a human level.
Preview Report - Odia Movie - 'Kebe Tume Nahan, Kebe Mu Nahin'
Schedule date for release: February 17 2012.
Director: Chakradhar Sahu.
Production banner: Silver Screen Presentation
(Previous films Directed by Mr. Sahu: "Nila Mastrani" and "Tumaku Paruni Ta Bhuli")
Story: It is a typical LOVE STORY. The Hero, Swagat (Sabyasachi), a singer, who falls in love with a girl called Rekha (Archita). They got married soon. But their life story takes a complete different turn after an incident. However, after a long and rough road the lover-birds finally nest together.
Starring: Apart from the lead characters like Sabyasachi and Archita, KTNKMN features veteran artist Ajit Das, bollywood fame Manoj Mishra, Veena Moharana, Pappu Pom Pom, Jiban Panda, Saili Mitra, Neelamani Sahu, Akankhya, Hadu, Tania and Pitabasa and others.
Along with the direction, Chakradhar Sahu has handled the story and screenplay. Music by Bikas Das. and Lyrics by Arun Mantri, Nirmal Nayak, Mohit Chakrabarty, Jatindra Pradhan and Sujit Parija.
Playback Singers: Udit Narayan, Shaan, Shell Hada, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Pamela Jain.
Odia Movie Song: Re Mita... Song
A Silver Screen Presentation: 'Kebe Tume Nanha Kebe Mu Nanhi'
Date of Release: 17 February 2012
Director: Chakradhar Sahu
Starring: Sabyasachi, Archita, Ajit Das, Veena Moharana, Jiban Panda, Salil Mitra, Papu Pom Pom, Manoj Mishra, Neelamani Sahu, Hadu, Tania, Pitabas.
Screenplay: Ranjan Das
Music: Bikash Das
Sound; Subash Sahoo
Camera: Prasantanu Mohapatra
Lyric: Arun Mantri, Nirmal Nayak, Mohit Chakraborty, Jatindra Pradhan, Sujit Parija.
Singers: Udit Narayan, Shaan, Shell Hada, Mahalaxmi Ayer, Pamela Jain.
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