Odisha observes 5th Rasagola Dibasa today: Pahala market to distribute free Rasagola
Today is Niladri Bije of Lord Jagannath. A major prescription of this ritual is Lord Jagannath will attempt to appease Goddess Laxmi by offering her Rasagolla. As per scriptures, Goddess Laxmi is upset with Lord Jagannath for leaving her behind during the festival of Rath Yatra.
Bhubaneswar: Rasagola Dibasa is being observed today in the State of Odisha. The observation started back in 2015 and accordingly this year Odias are observing its fifth chapter.
Today is also Niladri Bije, a famous ritual of Lord Jagannath. After completing the nine-day-long annual sojourn to the Gundicha temple Lord Jagannath returned home on the Bahuda Yatra day. However, the next day He, along with Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra wore the Golden attire, called Suna Besha. The following day the lords had another important ritual that is called Adharapana niti. And today is Niladri Bije.
Today’s ritual and precedent include entering of the Lords to their permanent abode, Shree Mandira. However, since the Lord had gone on the trip, without His consort Goddess Laxmi, She is very much upset. And She doesn’t want the Lord to enter Puri temple. But here, there is a twist. The Lord would appease His mistress gifting her Rasagola, after which He and His siblings would be admitted to Shreemandira. This precedent is prevalent since long.
In respect of Lord Jagannath’s this famous ritual a few years back Odias started observing Rasagola Dibasa. It is claimed that the observation took birth at Pahala, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Pahala is famous for Rasagola.
Talking to Kalinga TV, Niranjan Behera, General Secretary of Pahala Rasagola market committee said, “Since 2015 we are celebrating Rasagola day here in the market. In fact, observation of Rasagola Dibasa took birth here. Today we have an event at 5 pm. Some eminent persons will grace the event. Also, we will distribute Rasagola, the mouthwatering sweet, free of cost for a limited time to everybody during the event.”
The rasagola market, on the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack road of Pahala, has been decorated today with flowers to observe Rasagola Dibasa.