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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.

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Rath Yatra 2021: Holy Trinity's Chariot Construction

The construction of three gigantic chariots for Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra, the annual car festival of the Holy Trinity scheduled to be held on July 12, is underway in Puri in full swing. The construction work is being carried out at the 'Ratha Khala' (traditional temple workshop) located on both sides of Bada Danda (Grand Road) in front of the Jagannath temple office and the Sri Nahar palace. The Jagannath temple office said that fixing of 'Kantaa' in the 'Pancha Dandaa', fitting of 'Garagara' and fixing of 4 Nahaka' in the chariots at the Ratha Khala is already complete. The making of 4 Potala Khambi', 2 'Saala' and 7 'Jokha' for Prathama Bhuin of the chariots is also being done.

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Chariot of Lord Baladevjew in Keonjhar recognised as world's tallest

Keonjhar: The Global Records and Research Foundation (GRRF) has recognised the chariot of Lord Baladevjew in Keonjhar as the tallest in the world. This recognition has now paved way for the chariot to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records, reports said. The official announcement came after a special team of GRRF visited […]

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Chariot construction begins for Puri Rath Yatra

Puri: Ahead of the annual Rath Yatra of the Trinity, construction of chariots began with ‘Ratha Anukula’ here on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Wednesday. The three 12-ft sacred logs of ‘Dhaura Katha’ were brought to the ‘Ratha Khala’ near the Jagannath temple. The process commenced with the axe being given the divine touch […]

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Trucks laden with wood for Rath Yatra detained

Nayagarh: Two trucks loaded with wood for construction of chariots for Puri Rath Yatra were detained by the members of Mahaveer Sena at Daspalla in Nayagarh district today. The Sena activists alleged that felling of trees from Daspalla forest has led to massive deforestation in the area. No measures have been taken for afforestation, they […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: Axle of Devi Subhadra’s chariot Replaced

Puri: Devotees on Thursday heaved a sigh of relief after the repair work of the axle of Devi Subhadra’s chariot was completed. After hours of hard work, the Moharana servitors replaced the axle which broke last evening. The entire construction work was done under the supervision of engineers from the Public Works Department (PWD) and the […]

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Chariot gets damaged after being hit by truck in Jaleswar

Balasore: Three days before the Rath Yatra, a speeding truck crashed into an under construction chariot of Lord Jagannath at Badabazar in Jaleswar town of the district on Wednesday night. The chariot got damaged in the mishap. The West Bengal bound goods truck lost control and collided with chariot on the highway at Badabazar damaging […]

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Rath yatra rituals: Logs get divine permission to get sculpted

Puri: Preparation for the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath started with ‘Ratha Anukula’, that marks the beginning of chariot construction process, as per customary rituals on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya today. The three 12 ft logs of ‘dhaura katha’ (specific logs) were brought to the ‘ratha khala’ near the Jagannath temple. The […]

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Posters urging servitors to boycott Rath Yatra coordination meet found in Puri

Puri: Posters urging servitors of the Puri Jagannath temple to refrain the Rath Yatra coordination meeting for this year were found put at different places in the pilgrim town today. The posters released by the Shri Jagannath Sevayat Sammilani (SJSS) claimed that the district administration has defamed the servitors’ society over the Niladri Bije issue […]

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Chariots of Jagannath, siblings reach Gundicha Temple

Puri: The chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra, which had pulled up midway on the Bada Danda (Grand Road) yesterday, reached the Gundicha Temple today. As per tradition, the pulling of the Raths of the deities is barred after sunset. Pulling of the three chariots resumed at 9 am on Thursday. […]

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Ban on climbing chariots to be enforced strictly during Rath Jatra: SJTA

Puri: After facing all-round flak for the Snana Jatra fiasco during which devotees were seen touching the deities on the Snana Mandap (Bathing Altar) despite a ban on such practice, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday said the laws related to the annual Rath Jatra will be implemented strictly during the ensuing grand […]