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Rath Yatra News Updates

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Who started the Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Puri? 

Historians opine that sometime in 1230s Jagannath triad emerged in the Puri temple and hence, Ratha Yatra of the three must have started thereafter.

Chariot Rolls
Rath Yatra - Chariot Pulling Begins

Lord Balabhadra's 'Taladhwaja' Rath rolls on Badadanda as pulling of chariot begins amid loud chants of Hari Bola and conchs and gongs reverberating in the air on Rath Yatra in Puri. Watch this video.

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Puri Srimandir
Changing Rathas: From pyramidal style to a hybrid of pyramidal and curvilinear

For this combined, hybrid model of Pidha and rekha style of Kalinga architecture, one has to go to the 14th century Bhaskaresvara temple

First Servitor
Rath Yatra In Puri - Ceremonial Sweeping Of Jagannath's Chariot By Puri King

Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, performs Chhera Pahanra or the ceremonial sweeping of the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Watch this video.

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 At Lord's Service
Rath Yatra - Puri King Sweeps The Chariots As Part Of Chhera Panhara Rituals

Puri Gajapati, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara to perform Chhera Pahanra. On each of the chariots, servitors sprinkled fragrant water and flowers as Gajapati swept platforms with a golden broom. Watch this video.

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Sea Of Devotees
Rath Yatra - Puri Swelling With Devotees Again

The participation of devotees for Rath Yatra this year was allowed after a gap of two years due to outbreak of COVID pandemic. Enthusiasm among devotees is clearly visible as nine-day annual Rath Yatra of Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Mahaprabhu Jagannath begins. Watch this video.

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Puri Rath Yatra 2022
Puri Rath Yatra 2022: Divine sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His siblings

Spirituality is at its peak on Bada Danda (Grand Road) in Puri as the sibling deities were ushered out of their abode in Pahandi Bije on Rath Yatra today. In the three colourful and gigantic chariots, the Trinity embarks on a nine day sojourn to their aunt's place - Gundicha temple.

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Ahmedabad Rath Yatra
145th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins in Ahmedabad

Before the commencement of the Rath Yatra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah performed 'mangla aarti' (auspicious ritual to pay obeisance to Lord) of the deities in the temple in the early hours.

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President Kovind, PM Modi and others extend wishes on Rath Yatra

President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra today.

Rath Yatra: Trinity's chariots reach Gundicha temple
Rath Yatra: Trinity's chariots reach Gundicha temple

Meanwhile, devotees have flock to Badadanda in large number to witness the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity.

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Rath Yatra 2022: Puri Ready For Its Biggest Fest

The three gigantic chariots of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are decked up and ready outside Srimandir for their annual sojourn to Gundicha temple on Friday (July 1).

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Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb
Devotees who can’t come to Puri, can watch it on TV: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb

By the grace of God, we do not have a severe COVID pandemic this year around. So, we are observing the festival this time with full public attendance, Puri King said.

Fire services personnel ready to meet all eventualities, says DGP
Rath Yatra: Fire services personnel ready to meet all eventualities, says DGP

The district administration has formed three teams for which 39 fire services personnel have been engaged to tackle probable drowning cases during Rath Yatra.  

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022
Puri Rath Yatra LIVE Updates: Trinity's chariots reach Gundicha temple

An aura of devotion pervaded across the Bada Danda in Puri for the much-awaited divine journey of Lord Jagannath to Gundicha Temple. This year,

Devotees just cannot wait to behold Rath Yatra after two years
Devotees just cannot wait to behold Rath Yatra after two years

Devotees heaved a sigh of relief after having darshan of the deities in their youthful looks (Nabajoubana besha). 

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