Devotees Throng Puri Srimandir on Magha Purnima


Puri: Devotees thronged Srimandir in Puri to witness the Gaja Uddharana Besa of deities on the occasion of holy Magha Purnima today.

On the full moon day of Magha (January-February), the Gaja Uddharana Besa of the deities is done.

Gaja Uddharana Besha – The famous Gaja Uddharana Besha is done on Magha Purnima tithi (the fullmoon day of Magha). This Besha depicts an epic story as to how Lord Bishnu saved a helpless elephant from the clutches of a crocodile.

Special arrangements have been made for conducting rituals of deities at the Jagannath Temple.

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