About Bamana Besha

On the occasion of the Bhadraba Sukla Dwadasi (the twelfth day of the bright fortnight in Bhadraba). Lord Jagannatha is dressed like a Bamanor dwarf like that of the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Notably, Baman incarnation of Lord Vishnu is His fifth incarnation. As per the Puranic story, Lord Vishnu had appeared in the form of a Baman or dwarf, and through His ingenuity, outsmarted the famous demon king, Bali and pushed him ton the subterranean with His feet.


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