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Niladri Bije at Puri Jagannath Temple

Niladri Bije at Puri Jagannath Temple is the return of the three deities – Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subadhra – to their respective sanctum sanctorum in the Puri Jagannath Temple after the Ratha Yatra.

Servitors carry the huge wooden murtis of three deities from chariots swaying them rhythmically in a ritual described as pahandi to the sanctum sanctorums.

More than 100,000 devotees gather to witness this return of the murtis to the temple.

Suna Besha ritual is observed a day before Niladri Bije.