Rath Yatra concludes with ‘Niladri Bije’
Puri: 21st century’s first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra concluded with the Niladri Bije (ingression of deities into the temple) ritual today.
The Niladri Bije ritual marked the conclusion of all the Rath Yatra rituals after which the deities will be established atop the Ratna Singhasan inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Srimandir.
As per the ritual, lord Ramakrushna and Madan Mohan were taken inside the temple’s north chamber. Subsequently, Lord Sudarshan, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra were taken to the sanctum sanctorum.
At last Lord Jagannath was taken inside the temple after conducting certain specific rituals.