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Ratha Jatra
Puri Ratha Jatra 2021: Cracks In Chariots’ Wheels Before Ritual, Repair Works In Progress

The cracks were observed during an inspection of the chariots before the Dakhina Moda rituals, informed Ratha Construction Committee (RCC) supervisor Sudarshan Mekap

Little Sevayat
Awesome Moves By 5-Year-Old Servitor Of Lord Jagannath Will Make Your Day | #WATCH

On the occasion of the welcoming of the deities of Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra to the Gundicha Temple on Tuesday, little Swayam performed some acrobatic stunts and entertained the many sevayats, officials and police at the spot.

Adapa Mandap
Ratha Jatra 2021: Holy Trinity To Move To Adapa Mandap In Puri Today

Holy Trinity Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra will move to the Adapa Mandapa of the Gundicha temple in a ceremonial procession today

Rath Yatra 2021
Rath Yatra: Spectacular Grand Fete Of The Lord Of The Universe And His Siblings

The annual car fest of the Holy Trinity was held at the world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri but without the participation of devotees for the second year in a row because of the pandemic restrictions. After the ceremonial Pahandi, Lord Jagannath and His siblings were placed atop their chariots for their annual sojourn. Millions of devotees in Odisha and across the world witnessed the traditional ceremony on their TV sets, mobile phones and computers during the live telecast and streaming of the rituals and grand procession on the Grand Road of the temple town.

Ratha Jatra
Ratha Jatra 2021: Chariots Start Rolling Towards Gundicha Temple After ‘Chhera Pahanra’ By Puri King

As per the government decision, only servitors are pulling the chariots of the Holy Trinity due to restrictions on public participation amid Covid pandemic

Ahmedabad Rath Yatra
Rath Yatra Taken Out In Ahmedabad With Limited Participation

This was for the fifth time in a row that CM Rupani has carried out the Pahind ritual. The deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and the Gujarat Minister of Home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja were also present at the Lord Jagannath temple in Jamalpur.

Ratha Jatra
Ratha Jatra : President, PM, CM Pray Lord Jagannath To Bless All For Healthy, Prosperous Life

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought blessings of the Holy Trinity for healthy and prosperous life to all on the auspicious occasion of Rath Jatra

Pahandi Bije
Ratha Jatra 2021: Pahandi Bije Of Holy Trinity Ends

The procession, known as the Pahandi Bije of the deities, is one of the most significant rituals of the Rath Jatra.

Rath Yatra Today: Lords’ Juggernaut Ready To Roll Amid Forlorn Glance In Puri

With only few hours left for the pulling of chariots, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), district administration and police have left no stone unturned to ensure the smooth conduct of the mega festival as per government guidelines.

Puri Sankaracharya To Attend Rath Yatra, Appeals People To Watch Festival At Home
Puri Sankaracharya To Attend Rath Yatra, Appeals People To Watch Festival At Home

The Sankaracharya has accepted the invitation and he will come to Rath Yatra tomorrow with his six of his disciples.

Rath Yatra: Motor Mechanic In Odisha Crafts Mini Chariots Of Trinity Using Food Grains

The chariots are made by connecting the food grains using the babul paste, he said. There was no iron nail or other chemical items used in the chariot.

Rath Yatra Eve
Rath Yatra: Chariots Reach Singhadwara Following Agyan Mala Bije Ritual

The Chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Singhadwara before the Holy Trinity embark on their 9-day sojourn (Rath Yatra) on Monday.

Ratha Yatra
Puri Town To Turn Into Virtual Fortress For Ratha Yatra

Puri town will divided into 12 zones with deployment of special security personnel on the roof top of buildings at all entry points and along side of the Bada Danda.

Puri Rath Yatra 2021:  Shutdown Relaxed, Curfew From Sunday; Cops On High Alert
Puri Rath Yatra 2021: Shutdown Relaxed, Curfew From Sunday; Cops On High Alert

Puri has been divided into 12 zones and a total of 65 platoons of police force will be deployed for Rath Yatra this year.

Naba Jauban darshan
‘Naba Jauban Darshan’ Of Holy Trinity Today

The Holy Trinity, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, is all set to reappear and give darshan in youthful appearance today after spending 14 days in the sick room (Anasara Ghara). The ritual is called Naba Jauban darshan.

Rath Yatra 2021: Gujarat Govt Permits Chariot Festival In Ahmedabad On July 12
Rath Yatra 2021: Gujarat Govt Permits Chariot Festival In Ahmedabad On July 12

Understanding the sentiments of the public to carry on the ancient ritual, we have decided to permit this year's Rath Yatra in a limited fashion.

The Lord Has Recovered From Illness, Ready For Rath Yatra

Following their stay in Anasara Ghara & treatment by a host of potions, Lord Jagannath & his siblings have recovered from fever

Rath Yatra 2021
Rath Yatra Not Allowed Anywhere In Odisha Other Than Puri: Supreme Court 

The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday struck down all petitions seeking celebrations of Rath Yatra in other parts of Odisha this year as the State battles the second wave of the Covid pandemic.

Rath Yatra: Dasamula Offering To Holy Trinity, Nataraj Besha Of Alarnath Today

A special offering is being served to the deities of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri to help them fully recover from the fever ahead of the Rath Yatra. The herbal medicine called Dasamula Modaka is offered to the divine siblings as per the long-followed tradition.

Rath Yatra 2021
Rath Yatra: 1.2 Kg Gold From SBI To Be Used For Repair Of Deities’ Ornaments

Around 1200 gram of gold will be required to renovate the ornaments of the Holy Trinity at Puri Jagannath Temple. The required amount of the precious yellow metal will be brought from Lord Jagannath’s bank account with the State Bank of India.

Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra 2021: ‘Nara Birala’ Painting On Chariots Sparks Controversy

A controversy has cropped up over the presence of 'Nara Birala' painting on the chariots after the chief carpenter of Nadighosh Ratha (chariot of Lord Jagannath) Bijay Mohapatra questioned the tradition of such image on the chariots.

Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra 2021: Odisha Police Draw Security Blue-Print, DGP Appeals To Puri Residents

The Odisha police have prepared a detailed security blue-print for the world famous Ratha Yatra at Puri scheduled to be held on July 12.

Puri Rath Yatra 2021
Rath Yatra Guidelines: Temple Administration Bans Camera, Mobiles For Servitors

The authorities of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri on Saturday laid out some important guidelines for strict implementation during the observance of this year’s Rath Yatra scheduled to commence on July 12.

Ratha Yatra
Holy Trinity Recovering Slowly From Fever; ‘Osua’ Ritual Today

The Holy Trinity-Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadrika are gradually recovering from fever following Phuluri oil treatment.

Rath Yatra: Fever-Hit Deities To Get Special Phuluri Oil Treatment Today
Rath Yatra: Fever-Hit Deities To Get Special Phuluri Oil Treatment Today

The Holy Trinity, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, who are suffering from high fever after taking the ceremonial grand bath on Snana Purnima, will be administered treatment with a special concoction called ‘Phuluri’ oil.