World Bows Down to Jagannatha, the Epitome of Bliss

According to the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, the celebrations of this year's Jagannatha Ratha Yatra began with routine rituals of the deities such as ‘Mangala Aarti’, ‘Mailam’, ‘Abakasha’, ‘Surya Puja’, ‘Dwarapala Puja’, ‘Rosa homa’, ‘Gopalaballava dhupa’, ‘Sakala Dhupa’(Khechudi bhoga).

Here are a few images of this auspicious festival from across the world in the past along with the Dasasloki - Parabrahmarūpam Jagannāthamīḍe -  composed by Sri Krishnapremi Swamigal known as Sri Anna. Rendered by Vidushi Vishaka Hari, Carnatic musician https://youtu.be/6Iy2XehtdzQ

Parabrahmarūpam Jagannāthamīḍe

(I bow down to that Jagannatha who is the Supreme being - Parabrahma)

Sadānandharūpam Chidānandarūpam Rasānandarūpam Ramānandarūpam
Ananthaswarūpam Sadādārurūpam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

I bow down to that Jagannatha who is the epitome of bliss, epitome of consciousness
who is the epitome of nectarine ecstasy, who revels with Lakshmi, who resides in all, who bears the 'Daruroopa' (form of wood)

Jagganath Ji Rath Yatra in Ilupeju Lagos, Nigeria 

Subadrānca rāmam nidhāya swapārshve
Sadā toshayantam Sadānandamūrtim
Mahāmbodhithīre vare mandire tam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

I bow down to that Jagannatha who has Subadra and Balarama on both sides One who exuberates bliss and happiness Himself being an 'Anandamoorthy'
Standing on the banks of the mighty Ocean

Jagannath Rath Yatra in Latvia

Rasānanda-rādhā-parishvangamugdam
Dadarsha prabhum yam purā shankarāryaha
Rathārūḍamādhyam paramthathvamekam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

I bow down to that Jagannatha who was totally immersed in Radha's love
One who was perceived by Sage Adi Shankara
as mounting HIS chariot embracing His beloved Radha

Jagannath Rath Yatra in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Vahan Geethagovindakāvyam Swamūrdhnā
Sathām mandale yah swabhakthaprabhāvam
Jaganmangalārtham Thamūrichakāra
(Parabrahmarūpam)

One who bore the Geeta Govinda Kavya (of Jayadeva) on HIS head
to prove his extraordinary skills in the midst of the Sadhus
One who bestows auspicousness to the whole world

Jagannath ji Ratha Yatra in Mexico

Aho! Yasya soundaryamāsvadhya Pūrvam
Layam Prāpa Yasmin yathirgouradevaha
Akhandāparichinnabodhaswarūpam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

Your beauty is so enticing
that the great Yati, Chaitanya (Goura Deva) became intoxicated with your beauty
You are the Akhanda (entire) Aparichinna (indestructible) form of consciousness

Jagannath ji Ratha yatra Rio-de-Janeiro  Brazil

Mudā yathprasādhancha vīthīshu kīrnam
Samādāya bhunjan parām preethimāpa
Raghurbhakthamukyo Ramānāyakam tam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

Your prasadam (nivedhanam) was partaken by the great devotee Raghu who considered the prasada as Yourself

Jagannath ji Rath Yatra in Poland

Nijam cheerabhāvam smaran dāsavaryo
Mahāmbodhitheere Vasannāma Gāyan
Padam yasya lebhe param yogigamyam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

One who blessed the great dasas
who sang HIS name in ecstasy on the banks of the ocean
One who blessed all dasas with Paramapada (Vaikunta)

Jagannath ji Rath Yatra in Edinburgh, Scotland

Mudā bhakthabrundhai sadā sevyamānam
Munīndraischa Siddhai Surai poojyamānam
Mukundam Murārim mama pranakāntam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

One who is always happily worshipped by His devotees
One who is worshipped by munis, siddhas, sages and devas
One who is my beloved

Jagannath Rath Yatra in Dnepr city, Ukrain

Lasachchārubarham Kiritancha mūrdhnā
Karenāpi venum padā nūpurancha
Dadhānancha mālām shriyam vakshasā cha
(Parabrahmarūpam )

One who wears the beautiful peacock feather and crown on His head
sporting a flute in His hand and anklets on His feet adorning a garland on his bosom

Harinaam Sankirtan in Murmansk, Russia

Jagajjanmahethum Jaganmohanāngam
Jagadrakshanārtham sadā jāgarūkam
Jagannathapuryām Janaih pūjyamānam
(Parabrahmarūpam)

One who is the cause of this Universe, One who intoxicates this entire universe
One who is the protector par excellence and who is always awake to protect this universe
'Natha' of this 'Jagath', who lives in Puri and worshipped by plenty of devotees

Auckland, New-Zealand, Rathayatra,