What is Puri Rath Yatra?
Puri Rath Yatra is the Hindu festival which is related to Lord Jaganath situated
at Puri in Orissa state. People on this festival used to decorate three chariots
just like temples and they all are pulled through the streets of puri. The three
chariots which are decorated include Lord Jagannath, Lord Balarama and their
sister subhadara which are moving towards Aunt’s temple known as Gundicha Temple
which is just 2 km from the temple.
On this great day all the devotees from all over the world goes to Puri in order
to help those priests who are pulling lord Chariot with ropes. On pulling that
Chariot many devotional songs along with drums and trumpets are played. These
chariots are also known as Rath Carts, which are approximately 14 m high and are
pulled by more devotees along with pilgrims from all over the world.
History and Celebration of this Puri Rath Yatra
History of Puri Rath Yatra
This Yatra is related to Rath the chariot which is originated thousand years ago
in Puri. More than 5 hundreds people used to attend this festival. In this
festival the main events includes the celebration of three deities which include
Jagannath, balarama and their sister subhdara. On this day three wooden chariots
are tied by the rope and are pulled by devotees all over the world. These
chariots are beautifully painted and decorated. In 1967 the first Rath yatra was
organized in San Fransico. This festival is celebrated by almost every people of
How Puri Rath Yatra is celebrated.
Puri rath yatra is celebrated every year in Puri in the state of Orissa. This
festival is celebrated for nine days. On first day the chariot of Lord Jaganath
along with his brother and sister is carried away to the temple which is just
situated 2 km from main temple. This festival still continues for 9 days, and in
last all the deities are brought back with full rituals and ceremony. Every year
new chariots are made and old one is destroyed even sold or use again for other