Niladri Bije

niladri bije

Niladri Bije

Niladri Bije rituals are conducted in Shrimandir on Asadha Shukla Trayodashi.On this day Chaturdha Murti and their representatives return to Shrimandir after a period of eleven days,marking the end of the majestic Ratha Jatra.

On this day,Chaaramaala(wooden stairs)are tied to the chariots after the completion of Sandhya Dhupa of the deities.Then Mudirasta will offer Pushpanjali on every chariot.Then Bije Kahali is played and Bandapana and Doralagi rituals are completed.The Pushpalak Mahajn sevaks carry Shri Madanmohan and Ramakrushna in a procession to Dakhini Ghara.After that the Pahandi Bije of Chaturdha Murti begins.The Pahandi is conducted in Goti Pahandi system and the order is Sudarshan,Balabhadra,Subhadra and finally Mahaprabhu Jagannath.
When the deities reach the entrance of the chariots,they are adorned with Tahiya.

When Jagannath reaches the entrance,Pati Mohapatra will offer Ghasaa Jala to Mahaprabhu.Then Sridebi will be brought to Chahani Mandap by Mahajn Sevaks.There both Mahaprabhu and Maa see and greet each other.Bhitaraccha Mohapatra and Pati Mohapatra conduct Bandapana on the behalf of Sridebi and Mahalakhmi respectively.
When Mahaprabhu reaches Singhadwara,the door will be closed for a few moments.After the opening of the door,Mahaprabhu is taken to Jay Bijaya Dwara.On the way,Mahaprabhu is offered Prasad Lagi, Ghasaa Jala,Bidia and Bandapana at Sua Sari Deula and Jagamohana by Pati Mohapatra sevak. When Mahaprabhu reaches Jaya Bijaya Dwara,the door is closed from inside before Mahaprabhu enters.There Bachanika(tussle)between Mahaprabhu and Maa Lakhmi takes place.After the completion of Bachanika,Jaya Bijaya Dwara opens.At the Jagamohana,Gainthala Phita,Bandapana is done. Bhitaraccha Mohapatra will offer Rasagola Bhoga to Maa Lakhmi on behalf of Mahaprabhu.This is the only day on which Rasagola Bhoga is offered inside the temple.This Rasagola is prepared at the residence of Bhitaraccha Mohapatra with utmost care and purity.This is a ritual which is continuing since ages.
Also,many devotees offer Rasagola and Chhena Tadia to the deities.After that Ghasaa and Bidia Manohi are completed and Mahaprabhu ascends Ratna singhasan,marking the end of Ratha Jatra.