Nabakalebara additionally spelled as Navakalevara is the ceremonial diversion of the wooden symbols of four Hindu gods (Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, and Sudarshana) at Jagannath Temple, Puri. The custom is performed during the eighth, twelfth, or nineteenth year after the past Nabakalebara.Nabakalebara is a significant celebration in the Hindu Odia schedule, saw in the Jagannath Temple, Puri. It was first coordinated in 1575 A.D by Yaduvanshi Bhoi Lord Ramachandra Deva. It denotes the emblematic end and resurrection of Jagannath at Puri. The occasion includes establishment of new pictures in the Jagannath Temple and entombment of the old ones in the Temple premises at Koili Baikuntha.
Nabakalebara is an exceptional element of Shree Jagannatha Temple custom which happens once at timespans, 11, 12 and 19 years,'Nabakalebara' signifies new encapsulation; the periodical. It includes in the complete substitution of the five adored wooden symbols. The justification behind substitution of pictures in each 12 or 19 years is followed to a few galactic and celestial contemplations. Generally when two Asadha months fall and according to the Temple custom, when a jump month falls in the long stretch of Asadha, it becomes helpful to play out the Nabakalebara function. The additional Asadha month is known as 'Purusottam Masa' or 'Adhimasa' where as the commoners terms it 'Malamasa'. This custom depends on a few commonsense contemplations. On account of the jump month or additional Asadha month, additional time (3 fortnights) is accessible for the development of the new pictures, their sanctification and covering of patta fabric as well as painting, before the Temple re-opens on the event of the Ratha Yatra.
The course of Nabakalebara involves 12 stages. These are accordingly (1) Vanajaga Yatra (2) recognizable proof of the heavenly trees (3) development of sabarapalli (4) Conventional Vedic ceremonies and sacrosanct fire penance (5) cutting and forming of heavenly tree (6)