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The Function of New-Embodiment. It is an ancient ritual associated with most of the Jagannath Temples when the Idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by a new set of Idols. A year which has 2 months (Adhika masa) of Ashadha as per the Hindu Calendar is auspicious for conducting the ceremony. This usually occurs every 12 to 19 years. The Deities are made from a special type of Neem wood known as Daru Bramha. Preparations for the ceremony start in the month of Chaitra.The Nabakalebara function was celebrated in the Jagannath Temple in 1912, 1931, 1950, 1969, 1977 and 1996.

The Odisha government expects 50-lakh footfall at Puri during Nabakalebar festival in 2015.

Konark Festival 2014

Konark Festival to start from December 1, 2014

Odisha Tourism is going to organise Konark Festival from December 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014 at open air auditorium against the backdrop of the famous Sun Temple. The festival was organised for the...
Garden for Rituals of Puri Jagannath Temple

New Garden for Rituals of Puri Jagannath Temple

The Regional Plant Resource Centre here is set to develop a garden of 200 plant species that play a role in the day-to-day rituals of Puri Jagannath temple deities. Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb...
bhubaneshwar puri National Highway 203

Orissa High Court Notice to Government on Bhubaneswar-Puri National Highway

Orissa High Court has issued notices to the Centre and the state government asking them to file counters within 2 weeks on a PIL that alleged delay in completion of the Bhubaneswar-Puri national highway...