Puri Rath Yatra: Timber shortage fear looms large

The world famous Rath Yatra of Puri is a huge calendar event, not only for the people of Odisha, but for every Hindu and Jagannath devotee from across the world. Devotees from within and outside India eagerly look forward to Dwitiya tithi of Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month (June-July) to see the divine outing of Lord Jagannath and His siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.

It’s believed that Lord Jagannath along with His siblings every year visits his birthplace (Janma Vedi). Various stories are woven around this festival (Click the links to know more about them).

RATH YATRA SCHEDULE

Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of Srimandir in Puri along with His siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, enjoys a score of services. Snana Yatra or Deva Snana Purnima or Mancha Snana is one of them.Read More

Here is everything you need to know about the fest Puri, popularly known as Jagannath dham, is one of the four divine sites for every Hindu. Here, Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, along with Read More

Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra concluded on Wednesday after the deities reached Singhadwar upon completion Read More

When queen Gundicha threw open the doors of the mandap, little did she realize that her bout of anxiety will leave the idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra incomplete forever. Read More

Adhara pana is a ritual of offering 'pana', a special drink prepared with milk, banana, cheese, aromatic spices and water. As per the practice, it is held atop three chariots of the deities-Nandighosha Read More

Marking an end to the annual sojourn, Lord Jagannath and His siblings- Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra return to their abode. This ritual is known as Niladri Bije. But, the day holds an important significance Read More