The return of the sibling deities to their holy abode Srimandir marks the end of the annual sojourn of the Lords. The final ritual conducted during Rath Yatra is Niladri Bije, the return of the deities back to sanctum sanctorum.
Ahead of Niladri Bije rituals, Holy Trinity - Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra - gives final darshan to the devotees this year outside temple atop chariots.
The Lord of the Universe, seated on His chariot Nandighosa, gives darshan to devotees outside Puri Srimandir.
Goti Pahandi of Bada Thakura. The eldest of the siblings Lord Balabhadra is the first to make His way back to the temple.
Ritualistic Pahandi of Lord Balabhadra.
Blissful moment of the Goti Pahandi procession of Devi Subhadra.
Lord Jagannath descends from His chariot as spirituality and devotion fills the air.
Goddess Maha Lakshmi arrives at the Chahani Mandapa of Srimandir. On Niladri Bije, Lord Jagannath appeases Goddess Lakshmi by offering her Rasagola as she is upset with Him for leaving her behind during the festival of Rath Yatra.
Lord Jagannath adorning the Tahia sways and swings towards His abode.
The eyes of the Lord that portray the essence of this world.
Lord enters the temple to adorn the Ratna Singhasana. With the completion of Niladri Bije, the grandest festival of Rath Yatra this year comes to an end.