Tag: Chariot Construction

Failure of ‘Jagannath Bana Prakalpa’ will affect chariot construction: Gajapati Maharaja 
Failure of ‘Jagannath Bana Prakalpa’ will hit chariot-making: Gajapati Maharaja 

“Getting the specific number of specific types of timbers for chariot construction has recently emerged as a big problem. Its solution is ‘Jagannath Bana Prakalpa’. The government had launched the project with an intention to avoid shortage of timbers for chariot construction for good,” said the king. 

  • Monday, 04 July 2022
Rath Yatra 2022
Rath Yatra 2022: Chariots of Trinity taking shape for big festival

Lord Jagannath's juggernaut is taking shape! Here are a few glimpses from Puri where chariot construction for the annual car festival is underway in full swing.

  • Sunday, 19 June 2022
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. 

  • Monday, 23 May 2022
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’. 

  • Thursday, 12 May 2022
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.

  • Sunday, 08 May 2022
Rath Yatra: Chariot wheel initiation ritual concludes

Puri: Despite defects in the wheel and axles of chariots of Lord Jagannath and his sibling deities, the ‘Ratha Chaka Dera Anukula’ or the initiation of chariot wheels ceremony for the upcoming Rath Yatra was carried out on time at Puri Srimandir today on the occasion of ‘Bhaunri’ Festival. The ‘Mangal Alati’ and ‘Sakala Dhupa’ […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Puri Rath Yatra: Damaged parts of chariot wheels replaced

Puri: Construction work of the three chariots for the upcoming annual Rath Yatra in Puri resumed after wheels and axles with defects were replaced with new ones. On Saturday, members of the chariot construction engineering committee had noticed crack in a wheel of Devi Subhadra’s chariot Devadalan, a big hole in the Nandighosh, the chariot […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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.

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Crackdown on chariot construction
10 Servitors Held For Making Chariots For Banned Rath Yatra 

As many as 10 Maharana servitors engaged in the construction of chariots in violation of Odisha government’s order were arrested in Nilgiri area of Balasore in a joint raid by the district administration and police on Monday. 

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Preparation for annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj in full swing

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj, known as the Rukuna Rath Yatra, on the occasion of Ashokashtami on April 13, preparations for the mega event are in full swing. As per sources, as many as 70 carpenters have been appointed for the chariot construction work. Four new Nahakas and two new […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Rath Yatra: Chariot construction work on in full swing in Puri

Puri: After initial problems due to cyclone Fani, the chariot construction work for the annual Rath Yatra of the sibling deities of Puri Srimandir is now being carried out on a full swing. The pace of chariot construction at Ratha Khala has picked momentum following partial restoration of power supply to the pilgrim city which […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Hopes Of Puri Rath Yatra Dying Fast

Puri: Time is running out. Something which never has happened in hundreds of years, unfortunately seems likely in 2020 as dark clouds of uncertainty continue to hover over the annual grand spectacle of Holy Trinity. Today after the State government sought the permission of the Centre to commence construction work of the chariots during the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Lord Jagannath's Biswakarmas
Architects Of Magnificence, But Life Of Penury: Story Of Lord Jagannath's Biswakarmas

Puri: They are the architects (Biswakarma) of gigantic chariots that mesmerise visitors from all over the globe during the world-famous Rath Yatra. However, many would not believe their eyes that the people who are capable of such magnificence are leading lives of penury. Narasingha Mahapatra, maharana (carpenter) of the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra, is […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021