32 Amazing Veshas of Lord Shree Jagannath – You must know.


28. Kaliya Dalana Vesha:

Each year this Vesha is observed on the day of Bhadrav Krushna Ekadasi. This Vesha commemorates the victory of Krishna on  Kaliya, the multi hooded snake residing in the Kalandi lake on the banks of river Yamuna and forced him to quit the lake along with his family . A huge snake is built (30 feet) long for the Besha purpose. The hood of the snake is placed at the feet of Sri Jagannath at the time Besha . This Besha is continued till completion of Sandhya Dhupa.