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Banakalagi of sibling deities: Darshan restricted from 4pm to 8 pm

15/04/2021 at 10:52 AM

Puri, April 15: Devotees will not be allowed to have darshan of the sibling deities for about four hours between 4 pm and 8 pm as the deities at Puri Jagannath temple here will be given a special session of make-up known as Banaklagi ritual

The Holy Trinity Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra along with Lord Sudarshan of Puri Jagannath temple will adorn a new look after a special make-up ritual.

Datta Mohapatra servitors will perform the secret ritual, the traditional ‘shringar’ of the deities at the 12th century shrine today.

In view of the secret rituals, the general darshan of the deities will be restricted for about four hours from 4pm to 8pm, informed temple administration sources.

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