In the Saptapuris mentioned in the Sanatan tradition, Lord Jagannath (Lord Jagannath) The holy city of Puri is also included. Puri is one of the four dhams associated with Hinduism. (Puri) The Jagannath Temple and the Mahaparva of Rath Yatra celebrated here every year has added many interesting things to it. Rath Yatra related to the faith of millions of people (Rath Yatra) It is believed that just by participating in it, they get the virtuous fruits of all the pilgrimages. Like every year, the Mahaparva of the world famous Jagannath Rath Yatra will be celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh month i.e. on 01 July 2022. Let us know in detail the interesting and important things related to this great festival related to faith.
Since when is the Rath Yatra being organized?
According to religious belief, the tradition of the world famous Jagannath Rath Yatra is going on since the reign of King Indradyumna. It is worth noting that the devotees were not able to participate in this holy yatra due to Corona for the last two years, but this year the festival of Rath Yatra will be celebrated with full pomp.
Name of the chariots that go on the journey
In the three chariots in which Lord Jagannath rides along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra in Puri’s Rath Yatra, the name of Lord Jagannath’s chariot is Nandighosh, the name of Balabhadra’s chariot is Taladhwaj Rath and Devi Subhadra’s chariot is named Devdalan Rath. In these three chariots, the chariot of Balabhadra ji is at the fore, followed by Subhadra ji and lastly the chariot of Lord Shri Jagannath.
Religious Significance of Rath Yatra
One of the ancient Saptapuris of India, Shri Jagannath Puri Dham is known as Purushottam Puri, Shankh Kshetra, Shrikshetra etc. and the Rath Yatra that originates here is also known as Gundicha Yatra, Ghosh Yatra, Dashavatar Yatra etc. In Hinduism, it is considered a great privilege to participate in the Jagannath Rath Yatra of Puri. It is believed that only by participating in the Rath Yatra, the blessings of Lord Jagannath showers on the devotees and he gets the reward equivalent to 100 sacrifices and attains salvation in the end time by enjoying all the pleasures related to life.
How is the preparation of Rath Yatra done?
The Rath Yatra of Jagannath Puri may be of one day, but the beginning of this Maharv starts from Akshaya Tritiya of Vaishakh month and continues till Trayodashi of Ashadha month. The construction of the chariots used for the Rath Yatra starts many months in advance. It is worth noting that every year new chariots are made for Rath Yatra and old chariots are dismantled.
(The information given here is based on religious beliefs and folk beliefs, there is no scientific evidence for this. It has been presented here keeping in mind the general interest.)
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