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Rasagola Dibasa: Day Lord Jagannath Offered Goddess Laxmi Rasagola To Pacify Her

by Swati Sahoo
Rasagola Dibasa: Day Lord Jagannath Offered Goddess Laxmi Rasagola To Pacify Her

Both Odisha and West Bengal have claimed to be the birthplace of rasagola, and the two states have a never-ending sweet debate about it. Rasagola is said to have originated in the holy city of Puri, according to the Odia people.

What’s the myth behind it?

Rasagola is said to be served to Goddess Laxmi as bhog, according to mythology. They say Goddess Lakshmi’s husband, Lord Jagannath, once went on a nine-day Rath Yatra without her permission. And by this Lakshmi was enraged by her husband’s journey and barred the temple’s door to prevent him from entering. Lord Jagannath offered her rasgullas to appease his upset wife.

The name of this rite is Niladri Bije, Lord Jagganath’s return to Shree MandirIn Puri  & it is also the last day of Ratha Yathra.

Rasagola Diwas:

Rasagola Dibasa, a day commemorating Lord Jagannath’s return, is observed to educate people about the history and origins of rasgullas.

The first Rasagola Dibasa was held on Niladri Bije, the last day of the Rath Yatra, on July 30, 2015. Since then, the Odia people have made it a tradition to celebrate Rasagola Dibas, which they did again on Niladri Bije on July 17, 2016.

This year Niladri Bije falls on July 23, according to the Odia calendar. People commemorate Niladri Bije and Rasagola Day, also known as Rasagola Dibasa, by giving sweets to their loved ones.

The Rasagola Dibasa became popular among teenagers, and the hashtag ‘#RasagolaDibasa’ drew a lot of attention on Twitter.

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also paid a tribute to the Rath Yatra on Niladri Bije showing Lord Jagannath offering Rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi and the day is marked as Rasagola Dibasa.

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2021:

This year’s Jagannath Rath Yatra was held under stringent restrictions due to the fatal new coronavirus pandemic, and worshippers were not allowed into the temple grounds to prevent an outbreak or virus infection.

The Jagannath Rath Yatra, Puri’s most celebrated chariot event devoted to Lord Jagannath, began on July 12 under stringent COVID regulations.

The three chariots that carried Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and his sister Subhadra differ in size and other details. Every year, the chariots are designed and painted in a unique and elegant manner.


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