Odisha Nabakalebara: ‘Brahma Parivartan’ today

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The much awaited transfer of Brahma of the trinity along with Lord Sudarshan will be held at midnight today. The divine ritual will be conducted after Puri king Divyasingha Dev marked the completion of ‘Mahayanja’ at Koili Baikuntha here.

The ‘Badagrahis’ of Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath, Sudarshan and goddess Subhadra are waiting eagerly for the auspicious moment when the Brahma will be infused into the new idols and old ones will be buried under ground at the same time. The Maharana servitors have almost completed the construction of the new idols.

“After purnaahuti, certain other rituals will be completed before the Brahmapadartha parivartan of the Lords. “This is the blessing of the Lord. It’s the benevolence of the Lord. Unless one is blessed by the Mother (Devi Subhadra) one cannot do such a job. With everyone’s support and cooperation, I have wished to do it,” said Rama Chandra Das Mohapatra, mukhya badagrahi of Devi Subhadra.

Odisha Nabakalebara'Brahma Parivartan' todayThe Brahamapadartha parivartan niti (life ubstance tranfer ritual) of the Lords will take place late in the night today. During the ritual, Shree Mandir and its surrounding will be blacked out. Tadau Karana and Deula Karana (temple clerk servitors) will guard the Simhadwara (Lion’s Gate) of the temple during that period.

Puri King Gajapati Maharaj Dibya Singh Dev, considered the first servitor of the Lords, will offer purnaahuti at the mahayagna being held inside the Koilibaikuntha.

“Everything is being done as prescribed in the scriptures. All rituals are being done in perfect order,” said Padmanav Mohapatra , a senior priest of the temple.

“There is not going to be a power cut in the entire Puri town on Monday. Only the temple and areas adjoining it will be kept under darkness. As per schedule, Daitapati sevayats will enter the temple premises around 8 PM to 9 PM. After completing Brahmapadartha parivartan and other secret rituals, the Daitapati servitors will come out of the temple premises next day morning,” informed Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration.

As per time-honoured practice, the old idols will be buried in Koilibaikuntha (also known as the graveyard of the deities) inside the temple premises after Brahmapadartha parivartan of the deities. The process of burying of the old idols is known as patali ritual.

As per the tradition, the great ritual will be conducted late in the night in the midst of darkness. All lights in and outside the temple will be switched off and two guards known as ‘Deulakarana’ and ‘Tadhaukaran’ will stand at Singhadwar.

The temple administration has set time table for the ritual. The door will opened at 4 am followed by Badasinghar ritual at 4.30.