One of the most spectacular rituals of the annual Ratha Jatra, Suna Besha of the sibling deities - also called the Rajadhiraja Besha - is performed a day after the Holy Trinity return to their abode following a 9-day sojourn at the Gundicha. The divine triad of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra, atop their chariots on Puri Badadanda donned a resplendent attire of gold. Like previous year, the rituals were performed without congregation of devotees due to restrictions imposed in the wake of the current pandemic situation.
Bada Thakura Balabhadra glitters in golden attire atop his Taladhwaja chariot on the auspicious occasion.
Devi Subhadra is adorned with beautifully carved golden jewellery at the Suna Besha rituals during Bahuda Ekadashi.
Lord Jagannath bedecked with gold ornaments after hours of intricate decoration by servitors to mark the Suna Besha ritual.
Lord Jagannath atop his majestic chariot Nandighosha.