Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021

● Time: 20/07/2020 - 12/07/2021
● place: Puri, Orissa

Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of the most popular festivals in the state of Orissa as well as in India. It is an annual institution celebrated in the month of June or July. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), his sister Godin Subhadra and his older brother Lord Balabhadra. It is also known as Gundicha Yatra, Rath Utsav, Dashavatar and Navadi Yatra.
 

Why is Rath Yatra celebrated?
 
Rath Yatra is planned in Puri. It is believed that Lord Jagannath wants to visit his birthplace Mathura every year. Every year this pilgrimage is done from Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple to fulfill their wishes.

Rath Yatra 2021

This year, the very famous Jagannath Rath Yatra is being held on June. According to the traditional Oriya calendar lander, the festival is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Asha.

Procession during Rath Yatra

Every year the wooden gods of the three gods are taken from the Jagannath temple to the Gundicha temple. These idols are placed in an ornamental chariot with hymns and shell shells, which can be heard all around. The idols are bathed in 109 buckets of water before the yatra begins, that is the full moon of bath. He is then held in solitary confinement until the day of the march because he is considered ill. This event is called Ansar. On the day of the procession, the sacred rituals of Mount Chera are performed by the royal heir of Orissa. At present, there is a crowd of locals and devotees in the temple area.

The gods are brought out of the temple by the king and placed on the chariot during the face mountain. Before the king places it, he turns the chariot with a broom. Later he decorated the wagon with his own hands. The land to which the chariot goes is also cleared, then sandalwood is sprinkled on it.

Through this ritual it is suggested that all are equal in the eyes of God. Jagannath Temple is only accessible by Hindus but on the day of Rath Yatra people of all religions can visit the temple. The three gods stay 9 days at their aunt's house in the Gundicha temple. Later they return to their home. This return journey is called 'Bahuda Yatra'.

When they reached the Jagannath temple that evening, they waited outside. The next day the idols are decorated with new clothes like children. This phenomenon is called Sun Vesa. After this day, the gods are again placed in the sanctum sanctorum, ending the Rath Yatra of Jagannath Puri.







Rathyatra Rathyatra

The main attraction of Jagannath's rathyatra is the extended chariot. Preparation of the wagon begins on the day of Akshay Tritiya. There are 3 main carriages pulled by hand by long ropes, which are 50 meters long. It is believed that pulling this rope is like contributing to your good deeds and correcting for your bad deeds.

. 6 feet ..cho .. feet, Lord Jagannath's chariot is called Nandigosa and has 18 wheels. Lord Balaram’s chariot is 45 feet high, it comes with 1 wheel and says taladhvaja. Similarly, the goddess of Devadala is the chariot of Subhadra, which has 14 wheels and .6 height 44.6 feet. Artists beautifully decorate these vehicles using design, texture and paint.
 
As soon as the procession starts, Lord Balram's chariot is pulled, then Goddess Subhadra and finally Lord Jagannath. The distance between the two temples is only km. But the whole enthusiasm of the tourists and the dedicated enthusiasts takes a few hours to sink into the ats and bricks of conversation. For the next 9 days, devotees can get the blessings of God and Goddess.
During the return journey, Bahuda Yatra stopped at Mausi Maa temple. Here the gods are served sweet pancakes, poda pitha ,. It is believed that this pancake is the food of the poor man and God loves it.

Jagannath Rathyatra or Rath Utsav is considered to be the oldest and largest marching festival celebrated in India every year. It is also mentioned in Hindu Puranas like Padmapuran, Brahma Puran and Skanda Puran.

Places near Jagannath Temple

Puri is full of many attractions for its visitors. There are various beaches and temples here. Puri Beach, Konark Temple, Konark Beach, Raghurajpur Kalakar Village, Chilika Lake, Sakshi Gopal Temple, Pipili Village, Shri Loknath Temple and Gundicha Temple are some of the most popular attractions near Jagannath Temple.

How to achieve

By plane

The nearest airport to Puri is Bhubaneswar, the second is Patnaik Airport, which is about 60 km from Puri. The city is easily accessible from the airport. You can easily hire a taxi. Airports like Delhi, Nagpur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Chennai are well connected to major Indian cities.

By rail

Puri is the last stop of the East Coast Railway. It is directly connected to Okha, Delhi, Tirupati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and more important Indian cities by express trains and other super fast trains.

By the way

Puri is easily connected to the road by a good network of roads. Buses from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are available every 10-15 minutes from the bus stop near Gundicha temple. Conark is also available every 20-30 minutes by minibus. Direct buses to Kolkata and Visakhapatnam are also available. Hiring a taxi is another option.

Hyderabad Rathyatra 2021

The 140th procession of Lord Jagannath started amid tight security in the city on Sunday as millions of devotees thronged the 15-kilometer route to pay homage to the deity. Gujarat Prime Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Prime Minister Nitin Patel held a symbolic ceremony to clear the wagon road.
The chariot of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra started their journey this morning from the 400 year old Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area. Before the rath yatra started, BJP president Amit Shah performed 'Mangala Aarti' of the deities in the temple as early as possible.
The march consisted of 18 elephants, 101 trucks, seven cars, 30 members of the arena and 18 hymn groups. It is taken every year on 'Asha Hi Beej', the second day of the month of Asha according to the Hindu calendar.

The march will pass through some sensitive areas like Jamalpur, Kalupur, Shahpur and Dariapur. More than 20,000 police and paramilitary personnel as well as NSG commandos were deployed along the route to prevent any untoward incidents during the march.




For the first time, a company of National Security Guards (NSG) was formed to protect the pilgrims. The procession usually extends up to 1.5 km and the wind blows before returning to the Jagannath temple after about 12 hours from the 15 km long road through the walls.