Chandana Yatra is a festival where the Lord is smeared with sandalwood paste to cool His transcendental body. The festival is celebrated for 21 days during summer time of the year. To smear the form of the Lord with sandalwood is an act of devotion since sandalwood is the best ointment and it is very pleasing to the Lord who is suffering from the scorching summer heat! During this event, The Lord is taken out of the temples in parade for round in water on floats or boats.
The program details are as below:
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm ------ Ecstatic Bhajans / Kirtans
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm ------ Jagannath Chandan Ceremony
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm ------ Lords boat festival
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ------ Gaura Arati
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm ------ Spiritual Discourse
6:30 pm onwards ------ Free Vegetarian Feast