Large number of devotee assembled at Jhanjapita Matha Just before Rathayatra, mostly they are from west Bengal . The cleaning of Gundicha Temple is done by them , the day before Rathayatra, rituals are described clearly in Sri Caitanya Charitamritta .
sammarjayan kshalanatah sa gaurah
sva-chitta-vach chhitalam ujjvalam cha
krishnopavesaupayikam chakara (Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Madhya-lila, 12.1)
“Sri Gaurasundar swept and cleansed the Gundicha temple with His devotees, making it as cool and bright as His own Heart and a befitting sitting place for Sri Krishna.”
Singing kirtans and carrying different things on their heads . They also perform sankirtans in Jagananth Temple praise enthusiastically the greatness of Lordrathayatra Gundicha Temple Sri Gundicha Temple Sammarjana