51 type of dresses (Bastra) of Shree Jagannath
Throughout the year, After the bath, the deities wear clean clothes as per day specific. The type of clothes is decided as per the day ( As per Panji -Bara) and the ruling planet of the day. There are 51 types of dresses (Bastra) of Shree Jagannath is used on several occasions as per the tradition of Srimandir Puri.
Day Specific dress (Monday to Sunday) of Shree Jagannath Puri
This day is ruled by Planet Sun (Ravi) so the deities wear the red color Patta.The color of Ruby.
This day is ruled by Planet Moon (Chandra) so the deities wear the White/Black color Patta. The color of Pearl.
This day is ruled by planet Mangal (Mars) so the deities wear the Barapatia Patta. The color of Coral/red/pink.
This day is ruled by Planet Mercury (Budha) so deities wear green color Patta. The color of emerald.
This day is ruled by planet Jupiter (Brihaspati) So deities wear Yellow color Patta. The color of Yellow Sapphire
This day is ruled by Planet Venus (Sukra) So deities wear white color Patta.The color of the diamond.
This day is ruled by Planet Saturn (Sani) So deities wear black color Patta.The color of the Blue Sapphire.
As per Srimandir Stotra Lipi, there are 51 types of clothes/Bastra used in different Besha of Shree Jagannath as per daily ritual. The name of the Bastras (Clothes) of Shree Jagannatha is as follows:
51 type of dress (Bastra) of Shree Jagannath
3. Alumantia Luga
5. Kandha Paeti
12. Aadhaar Bala
14. Ghod (winter clothes)
18. Chihili / Cheheli
32. Phulpuria Khadi
33. Barshapadi Khadi
34. Barshapadi Sadi
36. Barapati luga
40. Yauli karda
41. Sira kapada
42. Black Khadi
43. Sripaya’s Tuli
44. Ratha Ghera
45. Chandan Guda
46. Srimukh Otta
47. Chadar Gada
48. Baul Pat
49. Viva Panchi
50. Soya Bairani Feta
51. Chandra Shekhar Peta
Odisha is glorious and boastful because of the Mahaprabhu Shree Jagannath. The deities in the Srimandir are decorated in different types of clothes, gold ornaments, precious gems, flowers, and Tulasi.
The deities wear day-specific clothes from Monday to Sunday. The Beshas of deities are very beautiful and magnificent which can not be express in words.
Pandit Rashmi Ranjan Rath is a Vedic researcher and also recognized by the Lord Jagannath Temple administration, Puri as a “Shree Jagannath Sanskruti Pracharak” in the year 2013. He has visited four Dhams of India for creating Lord Jagannath consciousness Worldwide. He is also the founder of “Baidika Brahamana Parisada Odisha”.