Devotees celebrates sweet festival in eastern India

STORY: Rasagolas, also known as rasgullas, of all sizes were seen at the festival and were offered to the idols of Lord Jagannath, his brother, Balabhadra, and sister, Subhadra.

The ceremony was inaugurated by Mayor of Bhubaneswar, Sulochana Das who was the guest of honour and a member of the legislative assembly, Shashi Bhushan Behra.

"When Lord Jagannath returns from his chariot journey he offers this sweet to his wife, Goddess Lakshmi to make it up to her," said the Mayor of Bhubaneswar, Sulochana Das.

'Rasagola Dibasa', which began in 2015, is an annual festival celebrated in Bhubaneswar city.

The sweet which is popular across the country, is believed to have religious origins in Odisha.

According to the beliefs, when Hindu Lord Jagannath returned from a chariot festival, his consort Laxmi got furious at him for not taking her along. Lord Jagannath then presented her with Rasgullas to win her back and since then people celebrate the day as 'Rasagola Dibasa'.

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