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  • Om lambodaraya vidmahe, mahodaraya dhimahi,
  • Tano danti prachodayat. |
  • Om mahakarnay vidmahe, vakratundaya dhimahi,
  • Tano danti prachodayat. |
  • Om ekadantaya vidmahe, vakratundaya dhimahi,
  • Tano danti prachodayat. |
  • Om tathapurusaya vidmahe, vakratundaya dhimahi,
  • Tano danti prachodayat. |
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The daily rituals as mentioned in Madala Panji the Deities are dressed after the last mailan of the day with the gorgeous night the dress called the Bada Singhara Bhesa. In Odia language the word Bada means big and Sringhara means makeup. This Besha of Lord Jagannath is decorated with Khandua Patta which is a long red silken cloth on which the lines of Gita Govindam is woven.This is their most favorite dress and on that its woven that


“kamsari rapi sansara,
Basana bradhhasrungalam,
Radhamadhaya hrudaye,
Tatyaja vrajasundari”

The left nostril is decorated with nose pendant made with flowers called nakuasi. The round garland called Hrudaya Padaka is put on the heart which is made with Tulasi, jackfruit leaves, flowers, and ketaki leaves. It is also decorated with flower bangles, flower earrings and Kara Pallava which is a hand finger made with flowers. It is considered to be the most beautiful bhesha of the day.

Bada Singhar Bhoga

The food offering presented to the Bada Singhar Avatar is called Bada Singhar Bhoga. It is presented at the Ratnasinghasan with five upacharas. This bhoga consist of several varieties such as Ghia Pakhal, pancakes, different varieties of watered rice, dahi pakhal, sweet rice, Dalma, Khatta, fried banana chips, green coconut water with camphor offered in a bronze container called Sura Pani, a drink of water mixed with ghi, Chandana, Jaipal, Karpura called Ghasa Jala and sweet rice and preparation of broken rice with vegetables called kanji. It is the last food offering.

The karpoora arti and ghee wicks arti is done after the Bhoga. To perform the Pahuda arti of Lord Jagannatha, Pati Mohapatra is assigned and for the arti of Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra two puspalaks are assigned. However, in the absence of Pati Mohapatra, Palia Puspalak can perform the arti of Lord Jagannatha.  


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