Puri: On the auspicious occasion of Niladri Bije, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sculpture on the Puri sea beach to mark the occasion and celebrate the day as ‘Rasagola Dibasa’.
The artist took to Twitter to share a picture of his mural that depicted the images of Lord Jagannath and Goddess Lakshmi with Rasagola placed in earthen pots.
Today on the occasion of #NiladriBije, Lord Jagannath offers Rasagola to Goddess MahaLakshmi. We celebrate this Day as #RasagolaDibasa. My SandArt at #Puri beach, #Odisha. #RathaJatra pic.twitter.com/FvXyfuIvz6
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 15, 2019
People in Odisha today took to social media to celebrate ‘Rasagola Dibasa’.
The centuries-old sweet dish has its roots in the Odia culture and tradition as evident from the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath at the end of Ratha Jatra. During Niladri Bije, Lord Jagannath offers the sweet to appease his wife Laxmi, who was upset after Jagannath went on the nine-day Rath Yatra to his aunt’s house.