The festivities of this grandiose event start with Hindu New
year, when the trinity Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra take a boat-ride
followed by bathing festival. After this, the deities are taken to the sanctum.
Emerging from there tire yatra begins and reaches the summer temple.
is dedicated to Mahavishnu - the Lord of the Universe and He is called here
Jagannath. It is one of the four Dhams of Srimannarayan, the others being Badari,
Dwaraka, and Rameswaram. Sacred books describe that Sri Mahavishnu bathes in
Badari, drapes in Dwaraka, dines in Puri and sleeps in Rameswaram. Hence the
special significance is attached to the prasad in this temple.