Makar Chaurashi – Costume Of Lord Jagannath

Besha

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On the Makara Sankranti day, Jagannath Mahaprabhu wears Makara-chula (a sort of head-gear). The previous day, the rice is consecrated (adhibasa) and on the festive day, coconut, clarified butter and different spices are mixed with the said rice to prepare a dish known as Makara chaula.

Makar Cahurashi Besha

This food is offered to the deities as bhoga. The Makara chaula is taken around the Temple in a procession, which is called Makara bedha.

Makara chaula Makara-chula Makara bedha


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