Nabakalebar: All eyes on swapnadesh

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Puri: After the completion of ritual Majana at Mangala temple in Kakatpur yesterday, all eyes are now on the prophetic intervention of the goddess regarding the location of the daru.

As per the belief, servitors will get ‘swapnadesh’ or divine prophecy in their dream from the Goddess regarding the location of the daru, the neem tree, the wood of which would be used to make the new idols of the deities.

In one of the important rituals leading to the Nabakalebar of the Holy Trinity, ‘Majana’ was performed yesterday at the Mangala temple in Kakatpur with the arrival of the Banajaga Yatra team. After resuming its journey from Deuli mutt, the team reached Kakatpur on Thrusday and took a night’s rest there.

As per the Majana ritual Goddess Mangala was given a holy bath and cleansed with 108 pots of water. After the ‘swapnadesh’, the team will resume its journey in search for ‘daru’.

On account of lunar eclipse today the expedition is expected to begin tomorrow after the ‘swapnadesh’.

The Banajaga Yatra, which marks beginning of Nabakalebar rituals to make the new idols, took off from Puri. Puri royal Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev, who is considered as the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, flagged off the expedition on March 29. The last Nabakalebara had taken place in 1996.

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