Know interesting facts related to Jagannath Rath Yatra

Rath yatra 2022 Facts: Odisha is all set to start the world famous Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month. One of the most divine images of Rath Yatra is when Lord Jagannath along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra ride on three chariots. The chariots of all three are separate and are pulled by huge crowds. Devotees believe that Mahaprabhu Jagannath ji stays in the Rani Gundicha temple for seven days. Every year, thousands of devotees and tourists organize Rath Yatra around July. This year the huge Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will be taken out on July 1, 2022.

Beliefs related to Rath Yatra
One of the rituals of Rath Yatra that fascinates everyone is when the Lord is in solitude for 14 days. Actually, all the temples remain closed during that time. On Jyeshtha Purnima, Jagannath ji, Balabhadra ji and Subhadra ji are bathed with 108 pitchers of water. This great occasion is called Sahastradhara Snan. But later due to this bath they all get sick and are treated with herbs. This is the reason why they are kept in solitary confinement. This year Ashadh Shukla Dwitiya Tithi will start from 10:49 am on 30th June and will end on 1st July at 01:09 pm. Being Udaya Tithi, Jagannath Rath Yatra will start from Friday, July 1.

Special facts about Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra:

  • According to the Puranas, Lord Jagannath Srihari is one of the main incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The construction of Jagannath’s chariot begins on Akshaya Tritiya.
  • The collection of wood starts from Vasant Panchami. The forests for the chariot are collected from a special forest, the Dashpalla.
  • These chariots for the Lord are made only by the carpenters of Shrimandir.
  • This yatra is celebrated every year as a festival, hence it is celebrated as yatra.

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