Rath Yatra 2019: Adhara Pana Ritual To Be Held Today
Puri: Unique Adhara Pana ritual will be held on the chariots on Sunday. It will be held after a day after the completion of the Suna Besha ritual of the holy trinity in the aftermath of Bahuda Yatra.
The Adhara Pana or sweet drink has been scheduled for offering after Madyanha Dhupa or noon puja on the chariots today. The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) informed the schedule.
Prepared with milk, sugar, cheese, banana, nutmeg, camphor and black pepper the Adhara Pana is offered to the deities in nine earthen pitchers prepared three each by Raghav Das Mutt, Odia Mutt and SJTA. The preparations for all this start at least a month ahead of the ritual.
The drinks are placed before the three deities on the chariots. The pots are then smashed to let it spill all over to appease the Parshwa Devatas. These are the subsidiary deities who reside on the chariot and accompany the holy trinity on their nine-day-long sojourn, Rath Yatra.
The Ratha Yatra will come to an end tomorrow. The deities return to their seats, Ratna Singhasana in a ritual called Niladri Bije.