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Nabanka Besa of The Lord of the Universe


The Veshas or costumes of Lord Jagannath symbolize various cultural and religious syntheses in the shrine. Every day from early morning to night the deities on the Ratna Singhasan wear different attires made of cotton and silk fabrics, Gold Ornaments studded with precious stones, flowers of different varieties, the holy tulsi leaves etc. Sandal paste, camphor and sometimes musks are used in the daily and periodical rituals.

The sevaks of the temple who dress the deities in clothing and flowers are known as Puspalaks or Singharis. The Lord of the Universe is incarnated in 32 Vesas. Trivikram Besa is one the Veshas of Lord Jagannath. Here we share some lesser known facts of the Trivikram Besa of Lord Jagannath.

Lesser known facts of the Nabanka Besa –

->  This Besa of the God of the Universe takes place a  day before Makar Sankranti.

->  The Phula Melani Ustav also takes places on the same day.

->  The same day during the evening Aarti, Puja is offered to Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Goddess Subhadra and Sudarshan by Malachulamana Khuntia and Puspalak Sevak.

Also Read: 16 Veshas of Lord Jagannath




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