Isolated Habitat of Lord Jagannath: Referring to the Isolation of Lord Jagannath, explained about ‘Corona restrictions’. Odisha mentions isolated habitat of Lord Jagannath to make people understand about Covid restrictions
The lord of the universe (Lord Jagannath) also self-isolates when he falls ill
Puri: The Odisha government (Odisha) has referred to the Odia religious tradition of asking people to stay indoors and follow quarantine norms to check the spread of COVID-19 and how Lord Jagannath (Lord Jagannath) before the annual Rath Yatra. Lord Jagannath) segregate himself in the ‘anasar ghar’ (separate living room). During the worldwide Kovid-19 pandemic, home isolation may be the new normal, but the practice is ancient at the Lord Jagannath temple here. prevalent since time immemorial.
The state government has also coined a slogan-‘Ghare rukuntu sushtha ruhantu’ (Stay at home, stay healthy)He encouraged people to go into isolation if they tested positive for COVID-19 and said that ‘anasar’ (isolated habitat) is an important part of Odia culture and tradition. Isolation means restricting the movement of the infected so that the infection does not spread to others.
This custom is celebrated every year
According to mythology, Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra developed fever after bathing with 108 pitchers of holy water on the day of Snan Purnima. Thereafter, the three deities were taken to ‘Ansar Ghar’, where they were treated and recovered on the 14th day. This custom is observed every year till 14 days before the annual Rath Yatra.
‘Lord Jagannath also self-isolates when he falls ill’
Bagchi said, ‘The state government insists that if someone is found infected with Kovid-19, then he should stay in isolation for at least 14 days. Even the lord of the universe (Lord Jagannath) isolates himself when he falls ill.’
Bhaskar Mishra, researcher of Shri Jagannath culture said that all the three deities take Ayurvedic medicines to get cured from the disease. So those who are suffering from any disease should be given medicine for speedy recovery instead of leaving them at the mercy of God.
“Chakta” and “Pana Bhog” are offered to the deities
Incidentally, on the occasion of Dashami Tithi, a ‘Chaka BJ Niti’ is being organized in the temple on Sunday to mark the improvement in the condition of the three deities. Sharat Mohanty, a sevak-cum-researcher of Jagannath Culture and Tradition, said That according to the rituals, “Chakta” and “Pana Bhog” are offered to the deities. Mohanty says that certain rituals are performed by a select few servants in a closed room during the Lord’s stay in the anasar (separate-dwelling).
A special oil is applied to the deities
A special oil called Phuluri oil is applied to the deities and ‘Rajbaidya’ prepares a special herbal medicine for their complete recovery. This medicine will be offered to God on Monday on Ekadashi Tithi. Mohanty said that after this ritual, the deity is believed to be completely cured.
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