Rath Yatra 2019: Lord Jagannath & siblings to take on Suna Besha today
Puri: Suna Besha of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to be held on Saturday. Lakh of devotees are expected to throng to witness this unique attire of the holy siblings.
During the Suna Besha, the three deities will be adorned with gold ornaments on their three majestic wooden chariots – Nandighosa, Taladhwaja and Debadalana– placed at Singhdwar of Srimandir. The deities have completed their nine-day sojourn at Mausi Ma temple and are back to Srimandir following the Bahuda Jatra.
During this special ritual, the holy trinity will be decorated with gold plates. Lord Jagannath will also be adorned with a chakra (disc) made of gold on the right hand while a silver conch would adorn his left hand. However, Balabhadra will be decorated with a plough made of gold on the left hand and a golden mace on his right hand. Goddess Subhadra’s forehead is decorated with an emerald (panna).
Devotees will be allowed to get glimpses of Suna Besha from 4 pm till 11 pm, informed Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA.
Early today, other rituals such as Mangala Alati, Abakasha and Mailama-Tadapa Lagi will be performed at the chariots. Other major rituals such as Gopalaballav, Madhayna Dhoopa and Sandhya Alati will be performed before the Suna Besha.
Puri Police have made elaborate arrangements so that the darshan can be done without any hassles. 145 platoon of force have been deployed for this purpose.