Puri:29/7/20 The Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, which will be held nearly after 25 years, could be organised with minimum servitors and without devotees.
However, any official announcement is yet to be made.
The auspicious day will be observed after 25 years on 12th day of the holy month of Kartik i. e on November 27, 2020. This was informed by astrologer Baikuntha Nath Nayak, the chief of Samant Chandrasekhar Panjika.
As per astrologer of Samanta Chandrasekhar almanac, Baikunthanath Nayak “The Nagarjuna Vesha which is also called Bira Besha will fall on Kartik Dwadasa Friday, November 27, 2020. This Vesha is occasionally done in the month of Kartika when there are six days of “Panchuka.”
Lakhs of devotees including saints used to wait for the auspicious occasion to have darshan of the deities in Nagarjuna Besha, the rare among all the costumes that the lords appear every day and other special days.
As per mythology, the Nagarjuna Besha is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Sahashrarjuna by Lord Parsuram.
The Nagarjuna Besha was last held in 1994 and prior to that in 1993, 1983, and 1966.