To please Goddess Lakshmi, Jagannath offers her rasagolas after which he and his siblings would be admitted to Srimamdir. Rasagola Dibasa
Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik on Monday laid the foundation stone for a new party office in Bhubaneswar on the auspicious occasion of Ratha Jatra.
As Odisha prepares for the annual Ratha Yatra festival of Trinity, a youth from Brahmapur, Dilip Moharana (18) made a 5.6 inch model of Jagannath Temple.
Supreme Court dismissed all the petitions filed seeking celebration of Ratha Jatra in various parts of Odisha, saying only Puri will be allowed to host the world famous festival.
Puri district administration revised its earlier decision on Ratha Jatra. As per the revised guidelines no devotees will be allowed to watch Ratha Jatra from the roofs on both sides of the Bada Danda.
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At the age of 54, Jagannath Maharana is serving as the 'Mukhya Kamara' (Chief Blacksmith) of Taladhawaja Ratha of Lord Balabhadra. He has been in this position since 2008.
It is a lengthy ceremony that includes washing the idols and preparing them for the chariot festival, and centred upon the sacred triad of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra.