Puri: Even amid the pandemic protocols, the world-renowned pilgrim city witnessed the age-old tradition of ‘Neta Pila’ performed by the little daughters of the sevayat (temple servitor) families.
It is believed that the solemnization of such a custom is to get a good husband in future as well as pray for their respective family’s well-being.
Prior to today’s ritual spanning over the next two days, the small girls in traditional attire have already performed ‘Bali Puja’ at home for the last 21 days.
From today, the three-day-long rituals began in which they worship Maa Brundabati (sacred Tulsi plant) at the holy tank of Markanda here. There also they chant the customary ‘Bali’ song.