Puri:25/10/20: With just a month before the once-in-a-generation occasion of the Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath, sculptors and artisans have initiated preparations for the rare attire rituals.
This Nagarjuna Besha will be observed on 27th Nov 2020 after 25 years on the 12th day of the month of Kartik. In This Nagarjuna Besha, Lord Jagannath along with Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra will have appeared in a New Look(Nagarjuna Besha).
The last Nagarjuna Besha of the Lord Jagannath was held in 1994. Lakhs of devotees use to wait for the auspicious day to have darshan of the three deities in Nagarjuna Besha, the rare among all the costumes that the Lords appear every day and other special days.
It is one of the 16 incarnations of Lord Jagannath. The deities will be dressed like warriors with golden attire of several weapons including arrows, bows, Hala (plough), Chakra (wheel), and Musala (mace).
The artisan community is quite excited to see this extraordinary occasion unfold before their eyes. Many of them who will take part in the process for the first time in their life have expressed their delight.