http://puriwaves.nirmalya.in/festivals/sahi-jatra “Sahi Yatra” is believed to have begun in 1230 AD. According to records, in the 11th century, during the reign of Chodoganga Deva, King of Puri, many ‘ kota ‘s (forts), bastions and ‘jagagharas’ (gymnasiums) were developed to safeguard the temple town of Puri from invaders. ‘Sahi’ means locality.
Lord Krishna is widely worshiped and festivals like Jhulan Yatra are observed for him. Between the Mukti-Mandap and the main temple on a raised open stage the rishna-Radha idols are placed in a decorated swing and whole array of Leelas, Bhajans and festivities goes on till late night in the precinct of Jagannath temple.