No badge of celebration on Rasagolla Diwas

No badge of celebration on Rasagolla Diwas

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By Dikhyaa Mohanty

After offering Adhara Pana to Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath a day before, all the three trinities are set for returning to the Sanctorum of Srimandir on the occasion of Niladri Bije

Another major ritual that is followed on this day is Lord Jagannath venturing to assuage Goddess Laxmi by offering her Rasagolla and seeks her forgiveness. Leaving her behind during the festival of Rath Yatra, she is upset with Lord Jagannath.

To which this day is been celebrated as Rasgolla Diwas in Odisha. And that is why Niladri Bije and Rasgulla Dibas are revered by the devotees. It is celebrated on Ashadha Traydashi. 

After morning rituals are completed for the holy sibling deities, other rituals like Sandhya AlatiSandhya DhupaCharmala BandhaSinghasana Majana, and Puspanjali will be done. The deities will be then taken inside the Srimandir in a single procession or Goti Pahandi

Every year this day is been celebrated with utmost enthusiasm and devotion in Odisha. But this year amid the deadly novel Coronavirus pandemic no such event will be celebrated publicly.

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid a tribute to the Rath Yatra on Niladri Bije showing Lord Jagannath offering Rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi through his creativity sculpted in a beautiful representation of art

This year due to COVID-19 the Rath Yatra was organized with a restricted number of devotees to avoid the outbreak or virus infection.