Puri (Odisha) [India], November 27 (ANI): The Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath and siblings will be held on Friday in Odisha's Puri after a gap of 26 years. The last Besha of the Lords was held in 1994.
This year's celebration is expected to be muted due to the coronavirus. It will be performed in presence of servitors and temple officials due to the pandemic.
According to Hindu mythology, Nagarjuna Besha is observed in commemoration of the killing of Kartyavera Arjuna, one of the main king slain by Parsuram. On this occasion, the deities are dressed like warriors.
On Thursday, the Puri administration had imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in parts of the city to stop the gathering of crowds in front of the temple. (ANI)