Odisha celebrates ‘Rasagola Dibasa’ today
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Bhubaneswar: People of Odisha are celebrating ‘Rasagola Dibasa’ or ‘Rasagola Day’ with much pomp and fanfare today to mark the origin of the syrupy dessert in the state and cherish its link to the rich Jagannath Culture as this day coincides with the Niladri Bije of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Puri.
Legend has it that Lord Jagannath, on the occasion of Niladri Bije, offered Rasagola to Goddess Laxmi in order to pacify her as she was angry after the holy Trinity went on the nine-day long sojourn leaving her behind at the Srimandir.
Started in the year 2015, the day is observed to mark the origin of the syrupy dessert in Odisha and cherish its link to the rich Jagannath Culture.
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a beautiful sand art on the Puri sea beach to mark the occasion.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 25, 2018
Significantly, Odisha has applied for the GI tag for its local variety of ‘Rasagola’ which is quite distinct from the Bengal version in texture and taste, though West Bengal got the geographical indication (GI) tag last year for the local variety of Rasgulla from the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks.