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Suna Besha in Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra

Suna Besha ritual is the appearance of Lord Jagannath in a new dress on the chariot on the last day of the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. In 2024, the date of Suna Besha is July 17. After the end of Bahuda Yatra (the return journey) on the ninth day of the Puri Rath Yatra, the chariots of the three deities are stationed outside the Puri Jagannath Temple. On the next day, Lord Jagannath will give darshan to devotees in a new dress with gold ornaments sitting on the Ratha outside the temple.

During Suna Besha a devotee can have the darshan of Bhagavan Jagannath fully dressed with gold ornaments, weapons and also have a rare darshan of the complete arms, palms and feet of the Lord. There is a popular belief that a person who has darshan of Lord Jagannath with Suna Besha on the chariot will not have rebirth.

Suna Besha is also the last important ceremony during the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra.

On the day a devotee can also have the darshan of  Subhadra and Balabhadra in new dress sitting on their respective Rathas.