Which of the following statements about Nabakalebar festival is/are correct?
1. It is an ancient festival celebrated at the Jagannath Temple.
2. It is a quadrennial festival that is celebrated in the state of Odisha.
3. In this festival, the Idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced with new set of Idols.
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The Nabakalebara is an ancient ritual associated with most of the Jagannath Temples.
• This festival is celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.
• In this festival the Idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by a new set of Idols.
• The Deities are made from a special type of Neem wood known as Daru Bramha.
• A year with an extra Ashadha masa/month as per Hindu Calendar is considered auspicious for conducting the ceremony.
• The occasion occurs every 8th, 12th, or 19th year of the previous Nabakalebara.
• Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind has recently released coins in denominations of Rs 10 and Rs 1,000 commemorating Nabakalebara festival of 2015