Bhubaneswar: A day after the holy trinity adorned the golden attire, it is time for observing the ‘Adhar Pana’ ritual, wherein, a rich drink, was offered to the trinity by priests today.
The “Pana” is made of a mixture of milk cream, cheese, sugar, banana, camphor, nuts, black pepper apart from various herbal plant extracts, including tulasi that are blended into the drink.
The beverage is then filled in nine earthen pots. The pots are long cylindrical shaped so that they reach the height of the deities’ lips. The deities are offered three pots each. After consecrating, the pots are smashed right there on the chariots, so that the drink flows all over the chariot.
The event is conducted on the eve of Niladri Bije (return of deities to sanctum sanctorum) that is scheduled to be held on Wednesday.