Jagannath Rath Yatra Rituals Begin in Puri Without Devotees

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2020-06-23 04:23:23

New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court gave its nod for Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra with certain conditions, rituals have begun in Puri for the world’s biggest chariot festival. The Rath Yatra involves three chariots — Lord Jagannath’s Nandighosh, Lord Balabhadra’s Taladwaja and Devi Subhadra’s Darpadalan. One can watch…

Bhubaneswar, June 23: The 143rd Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra also known as Rath Yatra in Puri will be taking place today in Puri, Odisha.

The Jagannath Ratha Yatra is a centuries-old festival which takes place in Jagannath Puri, India. It celebrates the return of Krishna (Jagannath) along with his brother and sister (Balarama and Subhadra) to Vrindavan. Rath Yatra

Rath Yatra, or the chariot journey, celebrates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath and his two siblings -Balabhadra and Subhadra from the 12th-century Jagannath Temple to their aunt’s place in Gundicha temple, 2.5km away.

Three heavily-built wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are traditionally pulled by thousands of devotees over a distance of three kilometres twice during the nine-day festival of the Trinity at Puri, as per PTI report.

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