The 1st Holy neem tree “Daru” has been declared and i.e. of Lord Sudarshana .The holy tree has been identified first by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration. The daru was indentified and declared by the administration at Gadakuthunia , Near Balakati of Khurda district.(Near Chausathi Jogini Temple) . The holy tree has all the identification marks – Sankha , Chakra , Gada , Padma and Snake (Sarpa) engraved to it. The devotees from different areas have gathered and are able to have darshan of daru from a distance. The daru will be cut on 19th April 2015 to Puri .As per rituals , the holy daru will be transported by a hand drawn cart (Sagada) made up of Banyan and tamarind tree .
Lord Jagannath Temple and Daru of Lord Sudarshana for Nabakalebara 2015
About Nabakalebara : Nabakalebara literally means “New Body” is an ancient ritual associated with most of the Lord Jagannath Temples when the Idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by a new set of Idols. This usually occurs every 12 – 19 years when a year which has two months (Adhika masa) of Ashadha as per the Hindu Calendar and that year is auspicious for conducting the ceremony. more …
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