The daru (neem tree) for the creation of new idol of Lord Balabhadra reached Koili Baikuntha inside Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri on Tuesday. The daru began its journey on a specially made sagadi (cart) to Puri from Goddess Sarala shrine in Jagatsinghpur a week ago.
The sagadi was later taken to the Singhadwara (main gate) of the temple from where it was taken to the Uttara Dwara (north gate) via the Paschima Dwara (western gate).
The sagadi was later taken to Koili Baikuntha after the temple servitors performed the rituals of the daru.
The district administration had made elaborate security arrangements for smooth conduct of the procession of Lord Balabhadra’s daru.