RasagolaDibasa – why On Niladri Bije ? #RasagolaDibasa #Odisha #OdiaFood
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Tradition with Lord jagannath Temple Puri
The rasgulla originated in the present-day Odisha, as Khir Mohana. It has traditionally been offered as a special offering to goddess Lakshmi a day after the famous Ratha Yatra or car festival at Jagannath Temple, Puri.
#NiladriBije(1/2)Jagannath is stopped at the gates by Devi Lakshmi for leaving Her during Ratha Jatra #RasagolaDibasa
#NiladriBije (2/2) To soften the anger of Lakshmi, Jagannatha offers Her ‘Rasagola’ to win her heart #RasagolaDibasa
In the coastal city of Puri in Odisha, the rasgulla has been the traditional offering (bhog) to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. According to the tradition, her consort Jagannath tries to pacify her by offering her rasagullas, so that she lets his convoy enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. This ritual, known as Bachanika, is part of the “Niladri Bije” (or “Arrival of the God”) observance, which marks the return of the deities to the temple.
The genesis of this temple tradition of offering rasgullas has been obscured with the passage of time. Nonetheless, it has led scholars to believe that the sweet may in fact owe its origin to the very temple itself. According to the researcher Jagabandhu Padhi, the dish was invented in Puri and is as old as the Puri Ratha Yatra festival. Another researcher, Sarat Chandra Mahapatra, has stated that several religious scriptures, which are over 300 years old, provide the evidence of rasgulla offering ritual in Puri. src wiki