Puri, Sept 2: The Banabhoji besha of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Puri Srimandir are underway with full spiritual fervour.
It is done on Bhadraba Krushna Dasami (the 10th day of the dark fortnight in Bhadraba). The deities are dressed like cowherd boys, as if they are going to attend a picnic. Fun loving Lord Krishna always loves for adventure and natural beauty, it always reflect in Lord Jagannath culture. Krishna Devotee always find Lord Krishna in Lord Jagananth . Lord Krishna is one of the Purna Avatar of Lord Jagannath.
Jagannath temple, all balya Lilas (activity) are conducted as rituas after Lord Krishna’s birth ( Janmastami ). Bana Bhoji Besha is one of the special attire of Lord Jagannath, illustrates the fun-loving side of Lord Krishan. Lord Krishna with his elder brother Balaram goes to Picnic with their friends, they cary pots of full of cream ( lahuni ) . Exactly the same visualization In Bana Bhoji besha, they also wear a lot of gold ornaments that reflect their royal lineage.
On the head of each god are set 25 such ornaments. The other jewels used during this occasion are the odhiani, tilaka, and a number of necklaces.