‘Niladri Bije’: Lord Jagannath Enters Puri Temple with Siblings


Bhubaneswar: Rath Yatra, the annual sojourn of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra concluded as the deities were ushered into the Srimandir in ‘Goti Pahandi’ during the Niladri Bije ritual (return of the deities from the Raths to the Ratna Simhasan) on Wednesday.

The Puri Jagannath temple wore a festive look as the Trinity returned to the 12th century shrine after their nine-day sojourn.

Prior to the beginning of Niladri Bije, the trinity were offered rasagolla bhog.

Thousands of devotees thronged the shrine to watch the deities being taken to their abode from their vacation at Gundicha temple.