Jagannath Temple In Puri To Remain Closed For 4 Hours Today For ‘Banakalagi’ Rituals

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Puri: The Jagannath Temple here will remain closed for the devotees for four hours on Wednesday for the ‘Banakalagi’ rituals of the Lords.

Sources said the temple will remain closed to perform the rituals, which are held secretly from 4 pm to 8 pm. The deities will be decorated with different colours to restore their original look as part of the rituals.

The ‘Banakalagi’ is generally performed by the Dutta Mohapatra Sevakas. Different types of natural colours like Hingula, Haritala, Kasturi, Keshar, glue of Kaintha are used to prepare Banaka, which is used to decorate the sibling deities.

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