Niladri Bije: Return Of Holy Trinity Into The Temple


Puri: Niladri Bije is the ceremony of Lord Jagannath’s return with his siblings from the Raths to the main temple in Goti Pahandi. The ritual is the last ritual historic Car Festival.

Got Pahandi is the procession of trinity from the chariots to Ratna singhasana.

In Goti Pahandi procession the Deities move one after another,it means the next Deity only moves from the chariot after the former Deity reached to his/her destination.

Before entering the main temple,a traditional act between the servitors of Lord Jagannath and Mahalaxmi was held at the main gate (Jaya Vijaya Door) of the temple. Mahalaxmi, the consort of the Lord Jagannath, was angry as she was left in the main temple and was not a part of the trip to the Gundicha temple.

She closes the temple gate on the face of the Lord Jagannath and only allows Lord Balabhadra,Goddess Subhadra and Lord Sudarshana into the temple.To appease Mahalaxmi and to gain access to the temple,Lord Jagannath offers Rasagolla (sweet) and requested her to forgive him.

After a long conversation, Mahalakshmi finally get convinced and opens the temple gate and allows Lord Jagannath inside. After that, Jagannath is made to sit beside Lakshmi where a ritual of reunion is rehearsed and finally Lord Jagannath ascends the Ratna Singhasana and re-joins his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.

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