Phuluri oil to be applied to Holy Trinity
Puri: With the annual Rath Yatra drawing closer, the Holy Trinity of Puri Srimandir will be applied with specially-prepared Phuluri oil as they are undergoing medication for fever at the Anasara Gruha.
The deities will undergo ‘Phuluri tela seva’, a herbal oil treatment, as part of a secret healing method under the supervision of Raja Vaida on the fifth day of Anabasara period.
It is believed that with this herbal oil treatment, the deities recuperate effectively before beginning their annual sojourn to Mausi Maa temple, famously called the Rath Yatra.
The Phuluri oil is provided by Odia mutt. The compositions of the oil are — pure sesame oil, roots of Bena, different fragrant flowers like Jasmine, Jui and Malli. The sesame oil is the base oil of the Phuluri oil. The oil mixed with all the above ingredients is kept in an earthen pot. The pot is sealed with clay and kept underground from Hera Panchami to Anasara period every year.
Presently, Lord Jagannath and his siblings are out of bounds for devotees as they are undergoing a fortnight-long recuperation period after Debasnana Purnima.