Tag: Rath Yatra

Puri Rath Yatra to vie for UNESCO ‘Intangible Heritage’ tag; Advisory committee to be formed 
Puri Rath Yatra to vie for UNESCO ‘Intangible Heritage’ tag; Advisory committee to be formed 

The SJTA swung into action after receiving a letter from the Odia Language, Literature & Culture department wherein it was asked to constitute an advisory committee. 

  • Sunday, 27 November 2022
1976 Miracle: How Donald Trump helped ISKCON devotees organise first Rath Yatra in New York City
1976 Miracle: How Donald Trump helped ISKCON devotees organise first Jagannath Rath Yatra in New York City

The first chariot procession of the Lord of the Universe Mahaprabhu Jagannath kicked off on the streets of NYC in 1976, with assistance from the then 30-year-old emerging real-estate mogul in United States of America – Donald Trump.

  • Monday, 21 November 2022
Recreating Rath Yatra
Rath Yatra - Artists Recreate Rath Yatra Atmosphere With Paint Brush

Painting exhibition on Lord Jagnnath and Rath Yatra held in Puri. Exhibition showcases work by artists Biswamohan Rath & Rajnandini Mohapatra

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  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Puri Rath Yatra Niladri Bije
Niladri Bije: Lord Jagannath returns home with siblings

The return of the sibling deities to their holy abode Srimandir marks the end of the annual sojourn of the Lords. The final ritual conducted during Rath Yatra is Niladri Bije, the return of the deities back to sanctum sanctorum.

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  • Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Curtains come down on Rath Yatra as Trinity's sojourn ends with Niladri Bije
Curtains down on Rath Yatra as Holy Trinity’s sojourn ends with Niladri Bije

Ending their annual sojourn, Holy Trinity- Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra returned to the sanctum sanctorum of Puri Srimandir.

  • Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Niladri Bije
Stage all set for Niladri Bije of Trinity today

After a gap of two years, the entire extravaganza beginning from Gundicha Jatra to Bahuda and Suna Besha was carried out in the presence of devotees.

  • Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Trinity offered Adhara Pana ahead of Niladri Bije
Trinity offered Adhara Pana ahead of Niladri Bije

Earlier, 12 clay pots were used for the purpose. However, servitors now reduced the number of pots to nine to serve the pana.

  • Monday, 11 July 2022
Lord Jagannath Suna Besha
Suna Besha: Sibling deities dazzle in golden attire

The Holy siblings – Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra – dazzled in golden attire atop their chariots during Suna Besha ritual, also known as the Rajadhiraja Besha, today (July 10). Catch a few glimpses of the iconic ritual as Trinity receives a golden makeover.

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  • Sunday, 10 July 2022
Bahuda yatra 2022
Bahuda Yatra: Homecoming of the Holy Trinity

The nine-day annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His siblings ends today as deities will return to their abode in all glory and grandeur. Catch glimpses of Bahuda Yatra from the pilgrim town Puri.

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  • Saturday, 09 July 2022
Rath Yatra Special Train
Railways operating highest ever special trains to and from Puri during Rath Yatra period

Around 225 special trains were arranged for Rath Yatra Festival against the previously announced 205 special trains.

  • Friday, 08 July 2022
Rath Yatra In UK
WATCH| Rath Yatra Celebrations In England, UK

The love and devotion for Lord Jagannath is not limited by geographical boundaries. Devotees & Prabasi Odias or the Odia diaspora across the globe take part in the Rath Yatra celebrations. These images are from England’s first ever Shree Jagannath Temple in Bath, where devotees celebrated Rath Yatra. Devotees can be seen conducting the rituals for the 9-day journey the deities which is call the Rath Yatra.

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  • Thursday, 07 July 2022
Devotees flay decision to bar devotees from Sandhya Darshan
Devotees flay decision to bar devotees from Sandhya Darshan

It is believed that by getting a darshan of the deities during the day hours one gathers blessings but the same increases by ten times if the darshan is done during the Sandhya Dhupa ritual.

  • Thursday, 07 July 2022
Railways announces special trains for Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda & Suna besha, check list and schedule
Special trains for Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda & Suna Besha, check list

As Gundicha Yatra has already been over, special trains will run for Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda Yatra and Suna besha.

  • Wednesday, 06 July 2022
Rath Yatra: Deity falls down chariot with servitors during Pahandi
Watch: Deity falls down from chariot along with servitors during pahandi in Bolangir

According to sources, the mishap occurred during the Rath Yatra celebrations at Jarasingha area in Deogaon block of Bolangir district.

  • Tuesday, 05 July 2022
Rath Yatra: Chariot suffers damage in Kendrapara, to be pulled today
Rath Yatra: Chariot suffers damage in Kendrapara, to be pulled today

The chariot was hit with a light post along the roadside due to faulty driving by the charioteer. However, the servitors alleged that the accident happened due to neglect by the district administration. 

  • Sunday, 03 July 2022
Padma Shri Haldhar Nag
Simplicity thy name is Haldhar Nag; legend of a Padma Shri who sells chana

Haldhar Nag was recently witnessed selling ‘Raga chana’ (Spicy chickpeas) during Rath Yatra in his village in Bargarh. No aversions whatsoever to any job, he is quite proud earning himself some money despite being a famous poet honoured with Padma Shri

  • Saturday, 02 July 2022
Puri Gundicha Temple kitchen desecrated, over 20 ovens demolished
Puri Gundicha Temple kitchen desecrated, over 20 ovens razed

Despite strict security measures, unidentified miscreants have allegedly flattened over 20 earthen chullas (ovens) inside the kitchen (Roshaghar) of the Puri Gundicha Temple. The matter came to light on Saturday.

  • Saturday, 02 July 2022
Rath Yatra: Trinity to move to Adapa Mandapa today
Rath Yatra: Trinity to move onto Adapa Mandapa today

A day after embarking on a nine-day sojourn, Lord  Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra along with Lord Sudarshan will be escorted to the Adapa Mandapa in the Gundicha Temple in Puri today. 

  • Saturday, 02 July 2022
1 dead, 7 critical as chariot hits high-tension wire during Rath Yatra celebration in Balasore 
Rath Yatra 2022: Electrocution during chariot pulling claims 1 life, leaves 7 injured

One person died in the mishap that took place at Mathasahi under Basta police limits in the district while seven others sustained critical injuries.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
Rath Yatra On Boat: Kankana Srikhetra
‘Rath Yatra on water’ observed at Kankana Sikhari Srikhetra commemorating Lord’s exile

While the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings are pulled on road all over the world, at Kankana Sikhari in Chilika near Nairi village under Khurda district the annual nine-day sojourn of the Holy Trinity is observed on boats in Chilika.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
Visit the other Jagannath temple in Puri to experience same peace, satisfaction!
Visit the other Jagannath temple in Puri to experience same peace, satisfaction!

According to the servitors, the temple is specifically for those who aren’t able to go into Srimandir due to one or the other reasons.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
Puri Rath Yatra
Suicides by devotees under wheels of Raths, cholera were seen in past during Ratha Yatra at Puri

The incidence of suicide by devotees by either jumping from a pinnacle or lying themselves under the wheels of chariots have been referred to in many writings

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
Rath Yatra
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.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
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

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
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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  • Friday, 01 July 2022
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.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
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.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
Rath yatra 2022
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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  • Thursday, 30 June 2022
Rath Yatra special: Watch Nandy Sisters' version of popular Odia bhajan ‘Ahe Nila Saila’
Rath Yatra special: Watch Nandy Sisters' version of popular Odia bhajan ‘Ahe Nila Saila’

Earlier, the sister duo had presented Sambalpuri folk songs, ‘Dalkhai Re’ and ‘Rangabati’. The sister duo dressed in Sambalpur sarees accessorized with Odissi dance ornaments and tribal headgears, and strummed their ukulele to the folk songs.

  • Thursday, 30 June 2022
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WATCH: Chariots Pulled To Singhadwar Of Puri Jagannath Temple | Rath Yatra 2022

A day before the sibling deities undertake their sojourn to their aunt’s place, the chariots were pulled to Singhadhar of Puri Jagannath temple after the Agyan Mala bije rituals. The mega event is being held with public participation after a two-year pandemic hiatus.

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  • Thursday, 30 June 2022
Free For Ambulance
Watch | Traffic Police, Red Cross Conduct Green Corridor Mock Drill In Puri

Ahead of Rath Yatra 2022 all the preparations are in full swing. The traffic police and Red Cross conducted a green corridor mock drill on the Grand Road in Puri on Tuesday. The Red Cross and traffic police officials conducted the mock drill by forming human chain and clearing way for movement of ambulance during emergency.

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  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022
144 Doctors
Puri Emergency-Ready For Safe Rath Yatra Amid Rising Cases Of Covid19

Health Director, Bijay Mohapatra informed that 69 first-aid centers have been set up in the pilgrim town. Various hospitals in Puri are also equipped with additional 287 beds, and 26 AC beds keeping in view the humid conditions. A total of 145 doctors, 7 food safety officers, 40 pharmacists, 30 nursing officers and 45 health officers will also be deployed.

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  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Special Trains for Puri Rath Yatra
Puri Rath Yatra: Railways announces special trains, check list and schedule

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken necessary steps to facilitate pilgrims with reserved class accommodation, for the trains leaving from its jurisdiction towards Puri and vice-versa, apart from the special trains from neighboring States.

  • Monday, 27 June 2022
Puri prepares for Rath Yatra amid fresh COVID alarm
Puri prepares for Rath Yatra amid fresh COVID alarm

Around 10 lakh people are expected to gather for the festival in the temple town from across the country, and some foreign nations, Director of Health Service Bijay Mohapatra said.

  • Monday, 27 June 2022
Police will ensure safety and service to devotees during Rath Yatra: Odisha DGP 
Police will ensure safety and service to devotees during Rath: Odisha DGP 

 “I would like to request devotees to follow the traffic rules while coming to the holy city. We have also designated adequate number of parking spaces for them,” DGP Sunil Bansal informed.  

  • Monday, 27 June 2022
Chariots
Identical Jagannath chariots every year sans manuals, machines

The carpenters engaged in chariot construction do not have any formal training. They only have knowledge and techniques that have been trickled down from their forefathers, Mohanty pointed out.

  • Monday, 27 June 2022
Lord Jagannath’s special ‘Banakalagi’ ritual to be observed in Srimandir today 
Lord Jagannath’s special ‘Banakalagi’ ritual to be observed in Srimandir today 

‘Banakalagi' ritual is a secret ritual and the Dutta Mohapatra servitors perform it.

  • Monday, 27 June 2022
Pm Modi, Rath Yatra
Lord Jagannath gives us many deep human messages through his journey: PM Modi

PM Modi said, Bhagwan Jagannath s the lord of the world, but the poor and downtrodden have a special participation in his journey.

  • Sunday, 26 June 2022
Puri King Dibyasingha Deb
Chariot height row: Tradition should be kept intact, says Puri King

Recently, Lord Baladevjew’s chariot (72-ft) in Keonjhar district was adjudged as the tallest Rath Yatra chariot by the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • Sunday, 26 June 2022
'No shortage of timber for Rath Yatra for next 20 years'
'No shortage of timber for Rath Yatra for next 20 years'

The State government and Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had taken up Jagannath Bana Prakalpa, a special afforestation programme for ensuring sustained timber supply, in 2001.

  • Sunday, 19 June 2022
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