Six months after the appearance of the child, it was time for the Ratha Yatra festival.
That year, by Lord Jagannatha’s desire, the cart stopped in frint of Bhaktivinoda’s house and simplw would not move foward. Lord Jagannatha remained motionless before the Narayan Chata for the three whole days. A kirtan festival was held in front of the Deity for the entire three day period. During one of these days, the six month old baby came before Jagannatha in the arms of his mother, grabbed Jagannatha’s feet and a garland fell from the Deity’s neck unto the newborn. Srila Bhaktivinoda gave the child Jagannatha prasad for the samskara ritual in which a child cats his first solid food.