'Suna' means 'Gold' and 'Vesha' means 'Attire'. Suna Vesha ritual is observed on the day after the return of the Deities from Gundicha Temple, the 11th day of the bright fortnight in Asadha. On this day, during evening the three deities are decorated with gold jewelry on their respective chariots. The gold is stored at the temple's bhandara ghar (treasury). The bhandara mekap priests (store in-charge), guarded by armed police men and temple officials, brought the required amount of gold from the bhandara ghar before one hour and handed them over to the puspalaka and daitapati priests on the chariots. The daitapati priests are responsible to decorate the Deitie's body with gold jewelry. Millions of devotees come to Puri to witness the Suna Besha ritual with great devotion.
All the three deities are decorated with gold ornaments. Lord Jagannath and Balabhadra appear with hands and feet made of gold. Lord Jagannath holds a gold Chakra(disc) in his right hand and a silver conch in the left hand. Lord Balabhadra appears holding a gold plough in the left hand and a gold mace in the right hand.
The following ornaments are used to decorate the Deities in Suna Vesha: