Saswat Singhdeo

Puri: A day after the Suna Besha, Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra will be offered a special drink called ‘Adhara Pana’ in a special ritual today evening.

To ensure smooth conduct of the ritual, a committee has been set up by the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The committee includes servitors of Suara Mahasuara Nijog and Daitapati Nijog, informed Chief Administrator of SJTA, Pradipta Mohapatra.

"To avoid any squabble like before, committees have been formed to ensure smooth conduct of the rituals," said Mohapatra.

The ‘pana’ is a rich drink prepared by the Mahasuara servitors with milk, banana, cheese, aromatic spices and water. The water used to prepare the drink is collected by Pania Apat servitors from a well on the premises of Chhauni mutt near the Singhadwara.

Apart from the Trinity, the energy drink is also offered to other divine embodiments present on the three chariots known as parsvadevatas and invisible powers.

The Niladri Bije ritual of the Holy Trinity will be conducted tomorrow.