Puri on destination focus for Nabakalabara
As the year, 2014 came to an end and the entire globe welcomed the new dawn of 2015 with hope, excitement and wish for happiness, peace and progress.
The Puri city and Odisha state is slated to host the biggest happening Nabakalabara. The Odisha Government says in 2015 the biggest challenge is Nabakalabara. 50 lakh devotees are expected to arrive in Puri town, biggest ever religious congregation in the state of Odisha.
Behold the magnificent creation of the Lord! He has shaped a body which perishes but not the soul. He has mandated that Atma has no death. In the analogy of his divine truth, his own wooden idol too cannot escape this transformation.
The four supreme deities of the Grand Temple Puri Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sri Sudarshan, relinquish their old bodies and assume new ones. But their souls ‘BRAMHA’ are transferred to new bodies. This spiritual metamorphosis is called Nabakalabara and it takes place in every 12 to 19 years, generally in a Hindu calendar year with double Asadha or two Asadaha. 2015 is this rare year of Nabakalabara after a gap of 19 years.
Puri on destination focus
With Nabakalabara on cards Puri and its adjacent places of tourist interest will be in focus. From the country and abroad lakhs are to throng the Puri town.