is yet another independent subsidiary shrine dedicated to Mahalakshmi in company
with Mahasaraswathi and Madanmohana swamy. This goes by another popular name of
Rukmini Parinaya Mandapam. The Kalyanotsav the yearly celebration of the Lord
Jagannath takes place here with great pomp and splendour. It is quite spacious
and holds huge bhataganas during the festival days.
Thursday is a special day and the deities are decorated with a wide of variety of
dazzling jewels and then special rituals are performed. Smearing the icons with
saffron and adoring them with special chants is the specialty that attracts the
devout bhakthas in large number. Every Thursday is deemed very dear and
auspicious to Mother Mahalakshmi. Worshipping confers special merits. Her liberal
grant of boons is the special attraction for the performance of this ritualistic
worship with great devotional fervour.
lies in the Lord Jagannatha's temple at Puri, accessible by bus and train.