Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Mar 23:
On the auspicious occasion of Dola Purnima, the four deities inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Mandir will be decked up in Suna Besa seated on the ratna singhasan.
The Raja Dhiraj Besa or suna besa is much loved by the devotees as divine siblings are decked in gold jewelry embellished with diamond and gems taken out from the temple treasury.
Lord Jagannatha is worshipped as Dola Govinda during Dola purnima and Lord Govinda with Goddess Sridevi are placed on the dola bedi.
Celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of Falguna, sevayats and devotees apply colours to them.
Today following the rituals the temple door opened at 3 am and after cleaning at 4 am the rituals had begun. This day is also known as ‘Basantotasaba’ or spring festival.