Puri, July 8 (LocalWire): Goddess Laxmi’s Hera Panchami ritual will be conducted in front of Gundicha Temple tonight.
The temple has been decorated on the auspicious occasion for Hera Panchami which is performed on the fifth day of Rath Yatra.
According to folklore, Lord Jagannath promised Goddess Mahalaxmi to return from Mausi Maa’s house in a day.
After waiting for five days, when the Lord doesn’t return to Srimandir, Goddess Mahalaxmi, annoyed with her husband, Lord Jagannath for leaving her alone in the Srimandir, heads to Gundicha temple and breaks a part of his Nandighosa.
As per rituals, Goddess Mahalaxmi will be welcomed into the temple by Pati Mahapatra servitors.
Before leaving, she makes her husband promise to return to Srimandir soon.
Presently, Lord Jagannath is in Gundicha temple with his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra and weapon Sudarshan.
The rituals of the deities are being performed in the temple daily.