BankaChuda Besha – Costume Of Lord Jagannath On tThe 12th Bright Fortnight Of Kartika

About Bankachuda besha

Costume Of Lord Jagannath on the 12th bright fortnight of Kartika this Bankachuda besha being adorned. It is said that when Akrura visit Srikrisna to return back to Gopa, he had the darshnSrikrishna in this besha and in memory of that this besha is being adorned.

On the 12th bright day of the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) ekadasi the deities are decorated with gold ornaments. When Akrur came to Gopa from Mathura to take Sri Krishna by the order of king Ansha, at that time he saws Lord was decorated with Banka-Chudavesha.

Since ancient times this banka-chudavesha is continuing as the memory of this occasion. In this vesha Lord Jagannath and Lord Balabhadra decorated with chandanika-chula in left side, braid on top and a golden kia setting specially on the forehead of Lord Jagannath.

A small crown is also set. In this decoration the Lord looks like a dwarf. This vesha is very dear to Atibari caste devotees.

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