Lord Jagannath’s special ritual Banakalagi Niti to be held today

Puri: Lord Jagannath’s special ritual Banakalagi Niti will be held on Sunday. Banakalagi or ‘facial ritual’ is a secret and special ritual which holds a lot of significance in the Srimandir tradition.

Banakalagi Niti or Shrimukha Sringara means applying fresh colours on the idols of the deities. The colours on the faces of the idols get faded during the procession of Rath Yatra. Hence, this ritual to restore the colours.

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The Srimandir administration has informed that special rituals of Banakalagi Niti will be held from 9 pm till 7 pm. For the whole day today, the holy trinity’s daily rituals will be held as usual. The darshan will be held in the usual manner.

The Puri administration and police have made secured arrangements for the hundreds of devotees thronging to Gundicha temple.

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