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Odishatv Bureau

Puri: Lakhs of devotees are expected to throng the pilgrim town to witness the Holy Trinity's Suna Besha (also known as Raja Besha) today. During the Besha, Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be adorned with gold ornaments on their gigantic decorated chariots - Nandighosa, Taladhwaja and Debadalana.

During the rituals of Suna Besha, deities will be bedecked with golden crowns and other jewellery. With mukutas, malas and chitas, the deities will be ornamented and worshipped on their respective chariots.

The ornamentation of the deities will begin at 5 pm and devotees will be able to witness the Besha from 6.30 pm to 10 pm, informed sources.

Mangala Alati and Mailama-Tadapa Lagi rituals were performed early in the morning. Other major rituals of deities -Abakasha, Gopalaballav, Sakala Dhoopa, Mailama, Madhayna Dhoopa and Sandhya Alati will be performed before the Suna Besha.

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and district administration have made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of the Suna Besha.

Barricades have been put in place while adequate police personnel have been deployed for hassle-free darshan of the sibling deities, informed Satyajit Mohanty, ADG.

Yesterday Lord Balabhadra’s chariot Taladhwaja, Lord Jagannath's Nandighosa and Devi Subhadra’s chariot Darpadalana returned to their abode after a nine-day sojourn.

Despite waterlogging and incessant rain, lakhs of devotees from across the world had turned up on the Badadanda to witness the homecoming of the deities.

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