‘Banakalagi' ritual is a secret ritual and the Dutta Mohapatra servitors perform it.
Lord Jagannath brushes his teeth and chews a ‘paan’ each day, but he does not take bath throughout the year. Well he does, but it is a symbolic ritual. Every morning, he is dressed in barebones clothing; only two pieces of cloth known as tadapa and uttari. The tadapa is wound around his waist while […]
Puri: Secret ‘Anabasara’ rituals of Lord Jagannnath and his siblings began today and will continue for 15 days. After the grand bath on ‘Debasnana Purnima‘ yesterday, the deities have fallen sick and will be in the Anasara Ghara or secret hideout to recover from their illness. As per practice during this period devotees visiting the […]