Bhubaneswar: The New Year of Lord Lingaraj started on the occasion of Kanya Sankranti on Tuesday.
As per the rituals on the occasion, Lord Lingaraj was adorned with a new dress after Mangala Alati and Abakasa. He will also be served special prasad on a silver platter.
During Sahanamela, Samatha Sevayats will put a new flag on the top of the Lingaraj temple and then the temple administration will organise a Sobhayatra.
According to sources, the Pahada Niti (ritual) will be performed after the Puja Panda Sevayats reach Meghadamru with Panchabakra Deba.