Hera Panchami is a unique festival associated with famous Car festival of Puri. ‘Hera’ means to ‘see’ and ‘Panchami’ means the ‘fifth day’.Hera Panchami is one such function with a unique ritual during the period of Rath Yatra. It is known as a ritual of Goddess Lakshmi.
During Ratha Yatra, lord Jagannath comes out on a divine outing with brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra along with weapon Sri Sudarshana, leaving behind Mahalaxmi. that why Mahalaxmi expresses her anger for the Lord Jagannath.
Goddess Mahalaxmi waits for 5 days and when she do not get any information about lord Jagannath. So She gets Angry.
To make Her pleased, the Lord concedes to Her by offering her agyan mala . Then she goes to Gundicha Temple but Seeing the Laxmi’s Anger, the sevakas close the main door of the Gundicha Temple.
The unique ritual is enjoyed by lakhs of devotees of Lord Jagannath.