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Today Puri Rath Yatra 2012






Rath yatra 2012, the much famous Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannath, is held annually in Puri. On the first day, the temple images are carried through the street in three huge thundering chariots which have made this event internationally known. Nine days later, the journey is repeated in the opposite direction. To witness Rath Yatra Puri is an experience of a lifetime, but ensure to book rooms and make all other arrangements well in advance.

In the Puri Rath Yatra held each year in midsummer, the proxy images of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra – the deities enshrined in the Jagannath Temple, the most famous among the Temples in puri, – are carried in colorful processions every evening for 21 days to the Narendra Tank where they cruise in a bright decorated boat.

We offer Puri Rath Yatra Festival Tour for you so that you can can an easy and cozy journey and accommodation. In gaiety and color, this festival stands next only to the Car Festival. Enjoying the Rath Jatra Tour, you can experience lots of color of this festival. On the full noon day of Jyestha (June), the Sananjatra or the bathing festival is observed when the images in worship are actually brought out for public viewing before the festival of Rath Yatra at Puri. And you will be witnessing all this during your Rath Yatra Tour. .

After the bathing festival, the deities spend 15 days in seclusion during which period they are repainted and prepared for the Jagannath Rath Yatra. The Rath Yatra of Puri is celebrated on the second day of the bright fortnight of Ashadha (June-July) and the deities are taken on a journey of around 3 kms in stupendous and decorated chariots for sojourn in the Gundicha Ghar till the return Car Festival which is held 9 days later.

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 height and has 16 wheels, is named 'Taladwaja'. 'Devadalan' the chariot of Subhadra, is 21 cubits in height and has 14 wheels.

The chariots are made anew every year in accordance with strict and ancient specifications and are pulled by several thousand devotees at a time. In terms of splendor and fervent devotion, the Rath Yatra in puri is one of the world's most incredible spectacles.
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