Besha >> Raja Besha – Costume Of Lord Jagannath

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Raja Besha

On each Dasera ( Vijayadashmi ), the deities are made up with Raja Besha on the throna called Ratna Sihansana.

On this day, after day Abakash rights, the Bhandara Mekapa ( Treasury authority ) brings sandal paste from Bhandar ( Treasury ) in three silver pots. This sandal paste applied on entire body of deities called “ Sarbanga “ . After Shrbanga, the Deities are made with 32 idol ornaments for Raja Besha . Five floral garments are given to the deities. Since previous day the weapons of Balavadra, Subhadra and
Lord Jagannath called Hala, Musala, two Odhiani, 6 Sankha chakra are worshped. On Dashami (Dasaera ) the Puspalakas (makeup man) make up the deities with their weapons. It is anticipated that this besha has been introduced since reign of King Kapilendra Dev during 15th century. Raja Besha is also called Bada Tadhau Besha.

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