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Puri Rath Yatra Images, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath

Puri Rath Yatra 2019 Images : One of the most recognized and famous religious celebrations in India, the Rath Yatra in Puri, Orissa is a grand event in a literal sense. This magnanimous fiesta is centered around the sibling trio of Lord Jagannatha, his brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Goddess Subhadra. The Puri Rath Yatra 2019 is known by different names like Gundicha Jatra, Ghosa Jatra, Navadina Jatra, Dasavatara Jatra and so on.

Puri Rath Yatra 2019 Images

The celebrations marks the journey of Krishna from Gokul to Mathura, suggestively depicting the transition from darkness to light. Observed on the second day of the bright fortnight in the month of Asadha June/July, the Rath Yatra sees the deities coming out of the temple in huge wooden chariots pulled by devotees and priests. The chariot devoted to Lord Jagannatha is at least 13 meter tall with 16 wheels diametrically 2 meter. These chariots are drapped with colorful clothes and decorated with numerous accessories.

Puri Rath Yatra 2019 Images

Amidst the resounding atmosphere with synchronized beats of drums, gongs and conch shells, the procession yatra starts led by Lord Balabhadra followed by his sister Goddess Subhadra with Lord Jagannatha at the rear. Thousands of devotees dive into the streets to pull the chariots as it is believed that even the touch of any part of it is equal to many rituals and is capable of purifying the human soul. The number of visitors touring Puri during the Rath Yatra is close to a million. This gala event is a perfect representation of the amount of faith that people of India entrust with the divine entities besides being the reflection of the socio- religious aspects of Orissa.

Puri Rath Yatra 2019 Images

Puri Rath Yatra Images 2019

Puri Rath Yatra Images 2019

This celebration is prevalently known as Ratha Yatra, Gundicha Yatra and furthermore Ghosha Yatra. On the Car Festival day, the gods are removed from the sanctuary and set in their individual chariots, kept close to the Singhadwar. The divinities are conveyed to the chariots in a customary formal way first Sudarshana, trailed by Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath.

Puri Rath Yatra Images 2019

Balabhadra and Jagannath are made to swing forward and in reverse in a way called 'Pahandi'. The chariot of Lord Jagannath is known as Nandighosha. It has 16th  haggles shade of the textures that cover the top of the chariot are red and yellow. The chariot of Lord Balabhadra is known as Taladhwaja. It has 14th  haggles shades of the textures are red and green.

Puri Rath Yatra Images 2019
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