The 15 year-old was crowned the symbolic king of Dharakote estate (now abolished) after death of her father, former King Kishore Chandra Singhdeo.
Though she was crowned before Rath Yatra last year, she could not perform the ritual and performed it during the Lord's return car festival.
Sulakhyana, a standard ten student of Raj Kumar College in Raipur, was in Dharakote to participate in the rath yatra festival.
I don't feel shy to perform the services of God at a public place ... I feel very proud to perform the ritual of Lord Jagannath. I have maintained the tradition of our family - my father and forefathers had performed these services to the Lord, she added. Trinath Panda, the main priest of the Jagannath temple here said, "She is the king of Dharakote. Thereforer, there is no wrong on her part to perform the rituals including cheera panhara on the day of Ratha Yatra." Her devotion towards the diety has been praised by the people of Dharakote.