Niladri Bije of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra will be held today.The Trinity would enter the Puri temple in ceremonial Pahandi procession amidst display of fireworks and chanting of hymns, to be conducted by the Daita servitors.
Before entering the temple, the Trinity would be offered ‘Rasagola’ bhog on the chariots. With Niladri Bije (homecoming of the deities), the annual Rath Yatra of the deities will come to an end and the deities will give darshan to the devotees in the main temple.
It is a day of joy for the people residing in Odisha. The locals are celebrating Rasagola Day. To elaborate, they are celebrating the tradition of offering rasagola to Lord Jaggannath and Goddess Laxmi on the day of Niladri Bije.
The mouth watering sweet rasagola has always been a matter of discussion with regards to its origin. For some it’s an emotional point and for some it’s fun.
Since ages this sweet has been associated with Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri in Odisha. According to media reports, it is said that Lord Jaggannath himself offers the relishing sweet rasagola in order to please Goddess Laxmi.
Niladri Bije is a holy ritual. It is marked as a sacred day. Niladri Bije is the last day of Rath Yatra where Lord Jaggannath offers rasagola in order to Goddess Laxmi in order to get entry into the temple. On this day, the Gods step in to the temple after their yatra. It is said, on offering the sweet, the gates of the temple is opened for Lord Jaggannath.