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Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra Recover After Taking ‘Dasamula’

Puri:25/6/22: As the world-famous Ratha Jatra of deities of the Shree Jagannatha Temple here is remaining a few days, the Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra have recovered from the illness. This was informed by the servitors to Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingh Deb today following the ‘Bije’ ritual on the occasion of ‘Dwadasi tithi’.

During a discussion of Maharaj Dibyasingh Deb’s palace at Puri, the servitors told him the ‘Dasamula’ (ten herbs) were provided to the deities on the occasion of the ‘Dashami tithi’. The ‘Baidyaraja’ (traditional healer) prepared the ‘Dasamula’ and gave it to the sibling deities, who was in the ‘Anasara’ since the ‘Snana Purnima’.The servitors also informed Maharaj Dibyasingh Deb that the ‘Chandana Lagi’ ritual of the deities was performed during ‘Ekadasi tithi’ yesterday. The ailing deities have fully recovered, said one of the servitors.

The deities of the Shree Jagannatha Temple, Puri, were in a 14-day ‘Anasara’ when they fell ill after the ‘Devasnana Purnima’ or holy bathing ritual. They were bathed with 108 pitchers of holy water at the Snana Mandap of the temple.

As the deities were in ‘Anasara’, devotees were not allowed to pay obeisance to them during the 14-day period.

The Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will give darshan to the devotees on June 29, the day on which the ‘Nabajaubana Darshan’ falls.

The annual Ratha Jatra of the deities at Puri will be held on July 1.

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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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