Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today greeted the people on the occasion of Suna Besha of the Holy Trinity.
Devotees in large numbers thronged the pilgrim city of Puri to witness this unique ritual of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister took to social media and wished a happy and prosperous life to the people of Odisha.
ଶ୍ରୀଜୀଉଙ୍କ ସୁନାବେଶ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଐଶ୍ଵର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଓ ଗରିମାର ପ୍ରତୀକ। ରଥାରୁଢ ଚତୁର୍ଦ୍ଧାମୂର୍ତ୍ତିଙ୍କ ସୁନାବେଶ ଅବସରରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନରେ ସୁଖ, ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ଭରିଯାଉ ଏହା ହିଁ କାମନା। ଜୟ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ। 🙏 pic.twitter.com/C56B2q2BBD
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 13, 2019
Suna Besha is also known as Raja or Rajadhiraja besha or Raja Besha or Rajarajeshwara Besha. It is a unique ritual when the Trinity are adorned with gold jewelry.
Suna Bhesha is observed 5 times during a year. It is commonly observed on Magha Purnima (January), Bahuda Ekadashi also known as Asadha Ekadashi (July), Dashahara (Vijyadashami) (October), Karthik Purnima (November), and Pousa Purnima (December).