Odisha Celebrates ‘Rasagola Dibasa’ Amid Controversy Over Its Origin

**Bhubaneswar**: As the Holy Trinity is all set to step into the main shrine after a nine-day long sojourn, Odisha celebrates its ‘Rasagola Dibasa’ in cognizance with an age-old legend. It is believed that Lord Jagannath offers rasgulla to appease angry Goddess Laxmi, who was angry as the Trinity went on the nine-day long Rath Yatra without her and locked the gates of the temple.

‘Rasagola Dibasa’ has been trending in Twitter as there is still a tug of war going on between Odisha and West Bengal regarding the origin of the syrupy sweet and getting the GI tag for it.

The people of Odisha observe Rasgulla Day today on the auspicious occasion of Lord Jagannath’s “Niladri Vije” (ritual when the Trinity gets into the main temple).

Among the campaigns, debates, discussions abuzz in social media regarding the birthplace of the sweet, Odisha started celebrating this age old concluding ritual of Rath Yatra as Rasgola Day a couple of years back.


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