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Devotees Barge Into Puri Jagannath Temple to witness the Suna Besha

Puri: 18/3/22; Devotees pushed the barricade and barged into the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri to witness the Suna Besha or Raja Besha of the three deities – Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra – on the occasion of Dola Purnima on Friday.

Dola Purnima is celebrated every year on the full-moon day in the Odia month of Falguna. On this day Lord Jagannath and His siblings don the Suna Besha, also known as Raja Besha or Rajarajeshwara Besha, by adorning different gold ornaments.

Lord Jagannatha is worshipped as Dola Govinda during Dola Purnima and Lord Govinda with Goddess Sridevi are placed on the dola bedi. By donning the Suna Besha, the deities play colour with devotees.

Notably, the ‘Mendhapodi ritual was held at the temple yesterday and the deities were taken to the Dola Bedi in ‘Bimanas’ or decorated palanquins to allow devotees to take a glimpse.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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