Puri: Lakhs of devotees thronged the pilgrim town of Puri today to witness the ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’, the first glimpse of of Lord Jagannath and siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra after their ‘fever’.
After remaining ill for the last 15 days, the deities will give darshan to their devotees on Tuesday on the occasion of ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’, a day before the world famous Rath Yatra.
According to sources, the rituals of the deities at the Sri Jagannath temple are running late by three hours. Till the last report came in, the ‘Banakalagi’ ritual of the deities had been performed.
Following the ‘Banakalagi’ ritual, ‘Mangala Arati’, ‘Mailam’ and ‘Abakasha Niti’ of the deities will be performed. After the rituals, the ‘Paramanika Darshan’ and ‘Sarbasadharan Darshan’ of the deities will commence, the sources added.
There are two types of darshan of the deities. One is Paramanik darshan in which the devotees buy tickets while the other is Sarbasadharana darshan in which the devotees have darshan without paying anything.
As per the arrangement, the Paramanik devotees will be allowed to enter the temple through its southern gate and move through the Panda Dwara and Muduli Dwara and reach the Bahara Katha Dwara from where they will have the darshan of the deities. After the Paramanik darshan is over, the Sarbasadharana darshan will begin in which the devotees will enter into the temple from the Singha Dwara (Main gate) and move through Sata Pahacha and reach the Bahara Katha Dwara from where they will have the darshan of the deities. After the darshan, the devotees will leave the temple through Egara Dwara and Ghanti Dwara.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Nabajoubana darshan of the deities in the Shri Jagannah temple.