Puri Jaganath Temple To Be Closed For 4 Hours For ‘Banaka Lagi’ Ritual Today

Puri: The Sri Mandir at Puri will remain closed for 4 hours  today due to ‘Banaka Lagi’ ritual.

Devotees will not be allowed to have a ‘darshan’ of the siblings during 4 pm to 8 pm.

Only a small group of ‘pujaris’ will be allowed inside the ‘garba gruha’ or sanctum sanctorum for the rituals.

The ritual involves re-applying colours to the idols.

This ritual  is conducted a number of times in a year.

It is noteworthy that the ritual takes almost 6 hours to be complete.

 

 

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