Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra

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  • Date in 2021 : 12 July 2021
  • Date in 2020 : 23 June 2020
  • Date in 2019 : 4th July 2019
  • Featured in religions: Hinduism.
  • Begins : Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya
  • Ends : Aashaadha Shukla Dashami

Rath Yatra at Jagannath Puri is one of the holiest and most festivals of India. This festival is a holy festival of Hindus. This Rath Yatra is organized every year in the Puri. Rath Yatra Day is decided on the basis of Hind canlender. This is fixed on on Dwitiya Tithi during the Shukla Paksha of Ahaadh month. According to the Gregorian calendar currently falls in the months of June and July.

This festival is celebrated in the honour of the Lord Jagannath. Jagannath is considered one of the ten incarnations of Vishnu.

The temple of Puri is known as Lord Jagannath. Famous for its annual Rath Yatra or Rath Yatra. In it, the three main deities of the temple, Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, emerge in three different grand and furnished chariots and travel to the city. These chariots are lavish and furnished with timber. This chariot journey is derived from the major routes of the city. There are 16 wheels in the chariot. These chariots are very large, their height is 137 meters and the space between them is 107 meters tall and the same is a chaired square. People come from all over the world to see them, not just from India. Horses are shown in chariots which are made by timber, and devotees draws these chariots with rope. The devotee considers this work a work of great virtue. The construction of these chariots is done every year. Thousands of devotees from all over the country devote full attention to participating in this festival. On this occasion there is so much crowd in Puri that it is counted among the biggest festivals in the world.

Since the Middle Ages, this festival is celebrated with joyful celebration. Along with this, this festival is celebrated in all the Vaishnav Krishna temples of India, and the journey is extracted.

The rath yatra festival takes place in Puri for seven days. It starts from the temple by installing the statues of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra on the chariot, and after one week the temple is finished after re-establishing those statues. In this period, worship and worship and hari sankirtana happens. Brahmins are fed and donated.

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