Puri, July 4: The Niladri Bije rituals will be held today as the Trinity will return to their abode in Puri Srimandir, ending Rath Yatra this year.
The deities will enter into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple in a ceremonial procession this evening and all the rituals related to Niladri Bije will be carried out sans devotees due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bahuda Yatra, the homecoming festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, was conducted smoothly here on Wednesday. Servitors pulled the chariots one after the other maintaining one-hour time difference between each and strictly adhering to Supreme Court’s guidelines in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Auspicious ritual ‘Suna Besha’ of the trinity was observed on Thursday amid elaborate security arrangements.