Banakalagi or ‘facial ritual’ is a secret and special ritual that holds a lot of significance in the Srimandir tradition.
The darshan of the trinity will be restricted for the devotees from 5 pm to 9 pm today. Only a tiny group of servitors will be allowed inside the ‘Garba Gruha’ or sanctum sanctorum for the special ritual.
According to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Banakalagi Niti (ritual) will be held today on the auspicious Pusha - Krishna Sasthi Tithi. After completion of the second Bhoga mandap, the Darshan of Lord Jagannath and his Siblings will be closed for all the people from 5 pm to 9 pm.