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1977 Nabakalebara Photos

Nabakalebara is a festival observed in the Jagannath Temple at Puri at predefined time according to Hindu Calendar. Naba means New and kalebara is body. Lord Jagannath odornes a new body during Nabakalebara. It is the re-embodiment of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshan when they relinquish their old bodies and assume a new one. However the Brahmapadartha (soul-substance) remain same. The soul or the Brahma is transferred from the old idols to their new bodies in a highly technical and manner, prescribed and inherited from generation by the Deties and the Rakshaks. Nabakalebara Niti is observed in a gap of 12 to 19 years. Most of the Nabakalebara are performed after gap os almost 19 years as in 1012, 1931, 1950, 1996, 1977, 1995 and now 2015.

Here is some photos of 1977 Nabakalebara



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