Coastguard boats would keep watch on the Puri beach during the Nabakalebar 2015 festival and close circuit TV cameras would be installed at strategic locations in Puri town during the Rath yatra festival.
Debata Hoeele Maraee or Divine Death – a two part documentary film based on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebara. Made in both Odia & English, Debata Hoeele Maraee is a product of month long research and analysis.
Chief of Puri Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Chandra Mohapatra informed that ‘Daru’ of Lord Balabhadra has been identified near the temple of Goddess Sarala at Jhankada in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur.
The entire Banajaga Yatra team comprising Daitapatis, Swotriya Brahmins, Biswakarmas and others began their journey from Deuli Mutt near Kakatpur to Gadakuntunia in Khurda district to get the ‘Daru’ for Sudarshan on Tuesday morning and reached the spot in evening. The Banajaga Yatra team would now stay at the ‘Sabarpalli’ near the spot.
The Odisha Govt. has decided to develop a dedicated website for Nabakalebar event. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) would develop the website and Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) will provide all support for the website.
The identification of daru (neem wood) for Nabakalebar ended today with the shortlisting of neem tress by the daitapatis. The Banajaga team is scheduled to meet tonight at Deuli mutt in Kakatpur following which the leader of the team will apprise Sri Jagannath Temple Administration about finalisation of darus.
The majana niti (bathing ritual) of Maa Mangala in Kakatpur was performed in the temple to seek her prophecy about the location of darus for the bigrahs (deities) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra along with Sudarshan for their Nabakalebar.
Gajapati Maharaj Dibya Singh Dev, the King of Puri and the first servitor of Lord Jagannath performed gua teka ritual with the Rajguru (royal counselor) for the Banajaga Yatra after the completion of the customary poojas at his palace.