Padma Besha


Padma besha is one of the most beautiful and famous beshas of Lord Jagannath, and it makes use of padma or lotus flowers for the adornment of the deities. It is carried out on the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the Magha month. The besha is accompanied by a special sweet pudding offered to the deities, which is done on Wednesday or Saturday between the new moon day of Magha month and Basant Panchami. On this day, the deities sleep with this besha on them.