Question: For Oḍana-ṣaṣṭhī the unwashed cloth is used but otherwise the cloth is always washed. However, when we get dresses for our Deities, we never wash them because they will get ruined.

Jayapatākā Swami: You see they put on Lord Jagannātha the new cloth. Your Deities you may have elaborate sets. Lord Jagannātha they would just offer Him plain cloth, but that was starched cloth for the Oḍana-ṣaṣṭhī and like in some temples, they just offer a sari or a...