Bhubaneswar: Rath Yatra, the annual sojourn of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra concluded as the deities were ushered into the Srimandir in ‘Goti Pahandi’ during the Niladri Bije ritual of the deities.
Lord Jagannath and Goddess Laxmi’s meeting ritual was carried out on the Charamala following which the Bachanika ritual was conducted at the Jayvijay gate. Then Lord Jagannath entered the Srimandir and the Gainthala Pitha ritual was carried out.
After timely completion of Adhara Pana ritual yesterday, the Niladri Bije ritual began one and a half hours ahead of the schedule today.
Lord Rama, Krishna & Madanmohan were first taken inside Srimandir in ‘Pahandi’ followed by Sudarshan.
Subsequently, the Trinity was taken into the sanctum sanctorum of the Srimandir by the fervent servitors amidst a massive crowd of devotees witnessing the deities’ return to the temple.