Puri Rath Yatra Festival 2016


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 the world.

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 things.

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