Sayana Ekadasi


This festival takes place in the month of Ashar (Shukla Ekadasi), when the deities are still in their chariots in the Lions Gate after the Return Car Festival. On this occasion, the images of Vasudeva, Bhubanesvari and Narayana are taken to the chariots. After some rites are performed there, these images are taken to the ‘chamber of slumber’ for enjoying complete rest for four months.