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Dear Readers,

Lord Jagannatha Parivar Rath Yatra is one of the famous Chariot festivals celebrated in  Puri, Odisha in India and internationally in many cities.

Many devotees from various cities, places gather to celebrate & participate in the festival to seek the blessings of Mahaprabhu Jagannatha. The Ratha Yatra is also termed as Shri Gundicha yatra. The yatra teaches us the sense of equality of all devotees in front of Lord Jagannatha.


It is a great fortune to be at the service of the Lord of the Universe.


Below listed are few of the interesting facts that we all need to know about Lord Jagannatha & the Rath Yatra festival

The chariot construction starts on the auspicious Akshaya Trutiya day.


Few of the other names for the Ratha Yatra are Ghosa Yatra, Navadina Yatra, Mahadevi Yatra, Sri Gundicha Yatra, and Dasavatara Yatra


Neela Chakra (Blue Wheel)

The metal wheel at the top of Lord Jagannath temple , made of eight metals comprising of iron, copper, zinc, mercury, lead, brass, silver and gold.


DietyChariot NameChariot COLOR
Mahaprabhu JagannathaNANDIGHOSHA, GARUDADHWAJA OR
KAPIDHWAJA RATHA.
[The largest Ratha
around 45.6ft]
Red & Yellow
Lord BalabhadraTALADHWAJA or  LANGALADHWAJA
(45ft approx)
Red and Blue
Maa SubhadraDEVADALANA , DARPADALANA, PADMADHWAJA
[43ft,3 inches approx in tallness]
Red & Black



The Chariots Info:

Chariot NameGuardianHORSESCanopyFLAG
NAME
ROPE
NANDIGHOSHAGaruda4
(WHITE)
Yellow &
Red
TrailokyamohiniShankhachuda
TALADHWAJA or  
LANGALADHWAJA
Vasudeva4
(BLACK)
Green &
Red
UnnaniBasukhi
DEVADALANA ,
DARPADALANA,
PADMADHWAJA
Jayadurga4
(RED)
Black &
Red
NadambikaSwarnachuda

Dieties are taken from Jagannath Temple to which templeThe house of their aunt, Gundicha, that is Gundicha Temple.
Return Journey of the Dieties isThe Bahuda Yatra

May Lord Jagannath protect and Bless All.



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