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Rath Yatra News Updates

Puri chariot construction issue:  ‘Jagannath Bana Prakalpa’ to be reinvigorated 
Puri chariot construction issue: ‘Jagannath Bana Prakalpa’ to be reinvigorated 

A decision in this regard was taken at the first coordination committee meeting held at Puri, ahead of famous rath yatra. 

Snana Purnima Puri
Devotees can take part in Snana Purnima, Puri Ratha Yatra this year

Snana Purnima, the foremost ritual of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra in Puri is all set to welcome back devotees to the spectacle after two years of restrictions imposed in the wake of Covid pandemic.

Rath Yatra: Guja Anukula, Nrusingha Chaturdashi in Puri Srimandir today
Rath Yatra: Guja Anukula, Nrusingha Chaturdashi in Puri Srimandir today

As per the tradition, the initiation ceremony of the chariot wheel construction is carried out at Ratha Khala on Nrusingha Chaturdashi.

Rath Yatra 2022
Raths to be ready before time, 236 CCTV cams to be installed

A total of 236 CCTV cameras will be installed at the Lord Jagannath Temple and Gundicha Temple during the annual Rath Yatra...

Rath Yatra: Failure of ‘Jagannath Bana Prakalpa’ starts affecting chariot construction in Puri  
Rath Yatra: Failure of ‘Jagannath Bana Prakalpa’ starts affecting chariot construction in Puri  

As per the age-old tradition, 865 logs of Phasi, Asana and Dhaura are required for the construction of the three chariots. During the initial stage of construction work, the Maharana servitors require Phasi logs with 6 to 7 feet girth for ‘Tumba’ and of 7 to 8 feet for ‘Pahi’. 

Puri Rath Yatra: Timber shortage fear looms large 
Puri Rath Yatra: Timber shortage fear looms large 

As per the centuries-old tradition, as many as 865 trunks of Phasi, Asan and Dhaura trees are required for chariot construction every year.

Keonjhar Jagannath chariot in Guinness Book of World Records
Keonjhar Jagannath chariot in Guinness Book of World Records

The famous chariot of Lord Jagannath in Keonjhar has been adjudged as largest Ratha Yatra chariot by the Guinness Book of World Records. Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakre on Friday informed about the record on the sidelines of a special function.

Rath Yatra 2022: Will devotees participate or not, read here 
Rath Yatra 2022: Will devotees participate or not, read here

Two plans have been readied to make arrangements for the annual festival, said Puri Collector Samarth Verma. 

Agyan Mala For Chariot Making In Puri
Rath Yatra 2022: Logs get Lord’s nod to get sculpted

On the occasion of Akshay Tritiya on Tuesday, the logs at the chariot making shelter near the Srimandir in Puri get the divine permission of the Holy Trinity to get sculpted into the chariots for ensuing Rath Yatra.

Puri Ratha Yatra 2022
Puri Ratha Yatra 2022: Coordination committee to decide participation of devotees on May 5

The decision has been taken in a meeting today under the chairmanship of Puri Collector Samarth Verma

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