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Jagannath Besha:An Introduction Why the Beshas of Jagannath

Beshas/Adornments of The Lord Jagannnath

The Royal King of Orissa, Lord Jagannath is treated above all kings in his palace (the Sri Mandir).He along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are, in consonance with the royal treatment, adorned with various costumes and robes studded with precious stones, flowers etc that are kept changing through out the day. Apart from the daily change of robes, the lord adorns 32 different Beshas (costumes) throughout the year. These adornments/Beshas are held amidst elaborate arrangement with the prescribed convention and rituals during different parts of the year. All except two Beshas of the lord are held at different parts of the years. These two adornments/Beshas are the Nagarguna Besha & Raghunath Besha are held rarely.

Mentioned below are the important Beshas of the Lord.Please click on the respective Beshas to know more in detail.