Puri: The Holy Trinity, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, is all set to reappear and give darshan in youthful appearance today after spending 14 days in the sick room (Anasara Ghara). The ritual is called Naba Jauban darshan.
It is believed that devotees get divine blessings after having darshan of the rare appearance of the deities.
However, devotees will give a miss to the darshan of deities like last year due to the Covid pandemic.
The 'Chaka Apasara' ritual was performed in the morning followed by Mangala Alati and Abakash rituals. The Naba Jauban darshan ritual will be conducted after 'Bahuda Bije of Dasavatar' at noon.
The Khadi Prasad ritual at the Srinaara ( royal palace of Puri) was completed on Thursday. Khadi Prasad, a semi-liquid solution was applied on the bodies of the deities (Sri Anga) throughout the night, marking the end of the secret rituals of the lords.
“All rituals are being conducted smoothly. The Chhattisha Nijoga, Daitapatis and all other servitors are working tirelessly for a hassle-free Ratha Yata this year. I pray Mahaprabhu Jagannath to shower blessings on all,” said Binayak Das Mohapatra, a senior servitor at Sri Mandir.
The deities were under treatment for fever at Anasara Ghara after the ceremonial bath on Snana Purnima. After 14-days of secret treatment, the holy trinity recovered fully from the fever.
The deities were administered herbal drugs prepared by the Raj Vaidya (Royal Physician).
The district administration has decided not to impose shutdown restrictions in Puri on Saturday. However, the curfew will remain in force from Sunday 8 pm to Tuesday 8 pm, officials said.