Chaka Bije Niti - a special ritual to mark the improving health of Lord Jagannath and his siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Sunhadra-will be conducted at Srimandir in Puri on Thursday.
Chaka Bije Niti will be held on the occasion of Dashami Tithi.
As per the ritual, the sibling deities will be placed on three wheels. After the Madhyana Dhupa, Chaka Bije Niti will be performed and the deities will gradually feel well.
For the complete recovery of the Trinity, Raj Baidyas (royal physicians) will send Dasamula (herbal medicine prepared from 10 herbs) to the temple. The Pati Mahapatra Sevaka will administer the medicine to the sibling deities. After this ritual, the deities will be completely cured.
Following complete recovery of the deities, the Daitapatis will inform the good news to Gajapati at Srinahara on Dwadasi Tithi.
Notably, the sibling deities were taken to Anasara Ghar (an asylum for the sick) on the Jagannath temple premises after they fell ill following an elaborate bath with 108 pitchers of aromatic water on the occasion of Snana Purnima. The Gupta Niti (secret ritual) has been continuing in the Anasara Ghar since then. Phuluri oil was also applied on the deities following which the deities were on recovery mode.