Besha is a Sanskrit word, which means dress, costume or attire. Everyday from the ‘Mangala Alati’ till ‘Ratri Pahuda’, the deities on the ‘Ratnavedi’ of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri are adorned with cotton and silken fabrics, gold
ornaments studded with precious stones, flowers of several kinds and other leaves and herbs like Tulasi, Dayana, Marua etc. Sandal paste, camphor and at times precious musk are being used in the daily and periodical rituals.