Puri: Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will step on to the adapa mandapa inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Gundicha temple in Puri today.
The Gundicha temple has been decked up for this nine-day fete.
After the sandhya dhupa ritual, the deities will be taken inside the temple in a ceremonial procession. A similar pahandi bije ritual of the deities will be performed as was done when the deities were brought outside the Srimandira before Rath Yatra.
After servitors install Lord Ramkrushna, Lord Madanmohan and Lord Sudarshan on the Adapa Mandap, goti pahandi of Lord Balabhadra from Taladhwaja Rath, Goddess Subhadra from Debadalana and Lord Jagannath from Nandighosha will be performed.
On the other hand a technical team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will inspect the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri today along with Director (Monument) of ASI and officials of the temple.
The team will also inspect the Nata Mandap of the temple following the remarks of Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb. In an exclusive interview to OTV on June 24, the Gajapati king had expressed resentment over Nata Mandap’s condition.