Why Rath Yatra (रथयात्रा) is celebrated ?

ratha yatra 29 jun 2014

‘RATHA JATRA’ or me ‘Auto Festival’, the most critical celebration of Lord Jagannath initiates on the 29th June, Sunday and Return Car Festival ur’ Bahuda Jatra’ on 07 July in the not so distant future. This bright celebration which draws a large number of fans from different parts of the nation and from abroad to Puri, is held in June-July consistently. Ruler Jagannath, Lord of the Universe, leaves His sanctum sanctorum to offer Darshan to all Devotees having a place with all groups and communities.lt is said that the individuals who tune in the Car Festival gain their entry to the Heaven.rathyatra images 1

‘Snana Pumima’ marks the start of this celebration. On this day the three gods – Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra clean up on an open stage known as ‘Snana Bedi’, Then they resign for 15 days famously called the time of “Anabasara” and stay in seclusion. Throughout this period, no open love is performed. Following 15 days of disengagement, the Gods leave the sanctuary in a bright parade to load up their individual Chariots and from there on starts the adventure known as “Ratha Jatra’.

The much acclaimed Temple Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannath, happens in Puri. On the first day, the Jagannath sanctuary pictures are helped through the road in three colossal thundering chariots which have made this occasion globally known. Nine days after the fact, the trip is rehashed in the inverse bearing. To witness this celebration is a knowledge of a life time, yet guarantee to book rooms and make all different game plans well ahead of time.Rath-Yatra 3

Every year, in storm season, the substitute pictures of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra- -the gods worshiped in the Jagannath Temple at Puri- -are conveyed in vivid parades each night for 21 days to the Narendra Tank where they voyage in a brilliant brightened pontoon.

In jollity and color, this celebration remains next just to the Car Festival. On the full twelve day of Jyestha (June), the Sananjatra or the showering celebration is watched when the pictures in love are really brought out for open review.Hindu devotees pull the "rath" or chariot of Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

After the washing celebration, the divinities use 15 days in disconnection throughout which period they are repainted and ready for the Car Festival. The Car Festival is praised on the second day of the splendid fortnight of Ashadha (June-July) and the divinities are assumed a voyage of around 3 kms in spectacular and adorned chariots for stay in the Gundicha Ghar till the return Car Festival which is held 9 days after the fact.lord jagannath

The chariot of Lord Jagannath, known as ‘Nandighose’, is 23 cubits high and has 18 wheels. The chariot of Balabhadra, which is 22 cubits in stature and has 16 wheels, is named ‘Taladwaja’. “Devadalan” the chariot of Subhadra, is 21 cubits in stature and has 14 wheels.

The chariots are made once again consistently as per strict and antiquated particulars and are pulled by a few thousand aficionados at once. Regarding quality and intense dedication, the Car Festival is one of the world’s most unbelievable scenes.



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