Among all the rituals of Jagannath Rath Yatra of Puri, the most interesting one seems to be Niladri Bije. In the year 2018, it falls on 14 July. ‘Niladri’ suggests Lord Jagannath and ‘Bije’ means to enter. This is really interesting as it is all about the continuation of the fight between Lord Jagannath and Goddess Laxmi. Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra enter the temple after they return from the vacation but Lord Jagannath is not allowed to enter the puri jagannath mandir. A fight happens between Lord Jagannath and Laxmi in front of the temple for a puri mandir. Goddess Laxmi was angry on him as he had not taken her along for the vacation to his aunt’s place. He had also closed the door when the Goddess had come to meet him. The angry Laxmi didn’t want him to enter the Puri temple as he had disrespected her.
Even after a lot of request, Lord Jagannath was not allowed to enter the puri jagannath Mandir (Puri temple) premises. It was only after he offered Rasgullas an Oriya sweet made of curd cheese to Goddess Laxmi, she calmed down. She then accepted his apology and allowed him to enter the Puri temple.
Here ends the enormous car festival of the Gods- Jagannath Rath Yatra. The Jagannath Rath Yatra at Puri Temple is a significant event in the entire state that is witnessed by numerous tourists both foreigners and Indians in Puri temple (puri jagannath Mandir). During the Jagannath Rath Yatra, Puri is colored in the most vivid hues of sheer, joy & enjoyment and is flocked with devotees who wish to pay their honour to the deities and seek their blessings.
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