Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2019 Date Schedule


Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2019 Date Schedule

Rath Yatra is also sometimes known as Ratha Yatra or Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra. It is a large annual festival which is originating in the city of Puri. Most of the city’s society is based around the worship of Lord Jagannath (Krishna) with the ancient famous Jagannatha temple being the area for worship. Rath Yatra day is always decided based on Hindu Lunar calendar and it is fixed on Dwitiya Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Ashada month. Currently, it falls in the month of June or July in the Gregorian calendar.

The Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of the most awaited and much-celebrated festival in Orissa as well as in the Country. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath who is Lord Krishna alongwith his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra. It is commonly known as Gundicha Yatra, Dasavatara, Chariot Festival or Navadina Yatra, and is celebrated every year in the month of June or July. For this, the Puri Rath Yatra faces 4-5 lakh pilgrims every year. A large number of Indians, as well as foreigners, come to get a glimpse of the idols in the chariot. It is believed that those who manage to get a glimpse of the God’s idol will have a prosperous year ahead. This year the Rath Yatra is going to be held on Thursday 4th July 2019.

The Yatra begins when three richly decorated chariots who resembles temple structures are pulled through the streets of Badadanda in Puri. Devotees from all over the world assemble here in Puri with the desire to help pull the Lords’ chariots along with the priests and their fellow devotees as this is considered to be a pure deed. People even risk their lives in the huge crowd to get the chance to serve the Lord. This is the only day when devotees who are not allowed in the temple premises, such as non-Hindus and foreigners, can get their Darshan of the idols.

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