Goti pahandi of the deities to Adapa Mandap inside Sri Gundicha temple was concluded in Odisha’s holy city Puri on Monday evening.
After the deities are positioned on the Adapa Mandap, the Daitapatis later carried out gupta niti (secret rituals).
The pahandi of the deities was delayed attributable to a dispute between the Daitapatis and the temple administration.
Although the charamala (ladder) was fitted to the chariots earlier than 6 PM, the pahandi was delayed by almost three hours because the chara was not fitted to the Adapa Mandap which triggrered resenment among the many Daitapatis.
After the Daitapatis carried out Sandhya Aalati and Sandhya Dhupa on the chariots, the pahandi of Lord Madan Mohan and Lord Ramakrushna started at eight.forty PM after which Lord Sudarshan was taken on pahandi at 9.05 PM, Lord Balabhadra at 9.29 PM, Devi Subhadra at 10.forty PM and Lord Jagannath at eleven.15 PM.
the Shrimukha Shringar or Banaka Lagi of the Lords was held on the yagna mandap inside Sri Gundicha temple this morning.