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Brahma Paribartan During Nabakalebara – Changing the soul of Lord Jagannath's Present Murti

Brahma Paribartan during Nabakalebara 2015 was held during the midnight of June 15 – June 16, 2015. Brahma Paribartan is the changing of the soul from the old Lord Jagannath murti to the new murti. The change of Brahma takes place at midnight. No one is allowed to watch the ritual. In fact electricity is cut during the ceremony in the city of Puri. The ritual takes place in pitch darkness.

During the Brahma Paribartan, the old Pati Mohapatra priest of the temple shifts the Brahma from old idol to the new ones. After Brahma Paribartan, the new idols get ‘lives’ and are adorned with Pata Bastra and gold ornaments known as Saptabharan or Banaklagi 'Brahma Paribartan' is the most important ritual of Nabakalebara Festival which is being held after a gap of 19 years.

Brahma Paribartan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshan were held on the mid night of June 15.

The old idols of the Lords will be buried inside the Koeli Baikuntha within the temple premises on the night of same June 15.

The 'Naba Jaubana Darshan' (Juvenile youth of the Lords) for the devotees will be on July 17.