Festivals at Nashville



Festivals at Nashville

The JSA celebrates all the festivals of Puri temple. All the Puja Bidhis are followed as prescribed by the Puri temple. The Nashville temple priests are specially trained in Shri Jagannath puja padhattis.The temple celebrates the Netroschab, Deva ShnanaPurnima, Anashara, RathaJatra, BahudaJatra, KartikaPurnima etc. The puja of the deities takes place twice every day. However every Sunday morning, there is puja and bhajans for an hour by the community followed by the Prasad. The Prasad was cooked in typical Oriya style and about 75 people eat free every Sunday.On the RathaJatraday the Prasad is cooked in Puri temple style and the Prasad to Lord is served in clay pots.The servers keep their face covered with cloth as done in Puri. Every year on the Rath Jatra and BahudaJatra days at least 500 people eat the Prasad. On that day JSA invites, a scholar to speak on Jagannath philosophy, a professional Odissi dancer or a group to dance in front of Lord, and a professional singer to sing to the lord.


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