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Gamha Purnima festival of Lord Jagannath

Lord Balabhadra's birthdy is celebrated on Gamha PurnimaOn Sravana Purnima Tithi i.e. the full moon day of Srabana (July-August)otherwise known as the Jhulana Purnima or Gamha Purnima, the birthday of Lord Balabhadra is celebrated in the Temple.Lord Jagannath , Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra wear Rahurekha (a gold ornament for the forehead and face of the three deities )on Bhadrava Krushna Panchami i.e. the fifth day of the dark fortnight of Bhadraba (August-September) Janmastami / Krushna Janma and Lila: The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated on Bhadraba Krushna Astami Tithi i.e. the eighth day of dark fortnight of Bhadraba (August- September). On the next day i.e. Navami Tithi, Nandotsav is observed. From next day i.e. Dashami Tithi onwards certain nitis (rituals) relating to Krushna Lila like Banabhoji, Kolibika, Bakasura and Arghasura Badha, Kaliyadalana, Dhenukamana and Pralambasura Badha are celebrated for some days. On Bhadrava Krushna Trayodasi i.e. the 13th day of this dark fortnight, Jagannath Mahaprabhu and Lord Balabhadra dress like Lord Srikrushna and Lord Balarama or Balabhadra.

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