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Suna Besha in Ratha Yatra
Suna Besha in Ratha Yatra

Nisha Arora
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Suna Besha is a ritual festival related to Ratha Yatra. Can someone tell me how this ritual is observed and what is its significance?

Posted On : 7/13/2015 4:51:38 AM

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Abhinav Dey
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It is an event when Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are adorned with gold jewelry during the occasion.

Posted On : 7/16/2015 12:50:06 AM

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After the chariots of the deities return to the main temple from the Gundicha temple, the deities are attired in gold ornaments and worshipped on the chariots. This celebration is known as Suna Besha. Tradition maintains that this event was first started by King Kapilendra Deb in 1460 when after returning victorious from war he donated gold to Jagannath. The deities are adorned with gold jewelleries weighing nearly 208 kg. In 2014 nearly nine hundred thousand devotees witnessed this event held on 9 th of July.

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