Puri: The annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity- Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra concluded with the Niladri Bije rituals today amidst a sea of devotees chanting Hari Bol and Jai Jagannath.
The deities were ushered into the Srimandir in ‘Goti Pahandi’ during the Niladri Bije ritual.
As per the rituals, Lord Rama, Krishna and Madan Mohan were taken inside the temple’s north chamber. Subsequently, Lord Sudarshan, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra were taken inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Srimandir in Pahandi.
Mahaprabhu Jagannath was escorted to the ‘Bheta Mandap’ in Pahandi where He met Goddess Laxmi and offered her Rasagolas. Later, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Laxmi’s meeting ritual was carried out on the Charamala following which the Bachanika ritual was conducted at the Jay Vijay Dwar.
Following this ritual, Lord Jagannath was taken to the Ratna Sinhansan where He joined his siblings.