Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021 History of Rath Yatra And Importance

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021

Huge temple of Lord Jagannath in Puri, a coastal city of Odisha state of India. The Jagannath temple is consider one of the Char Dham in Hinduism. Every year a grand Jagannath Rath Yatra taken out which is not only India most importantly world famous. Jagannath dham mainly known as Puri. This year Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021 date will take place on 12 July. Rath Yatra Utsav is a 10-day festival during which lakhs of devotees reach Puri from all over the country.

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Those who join the yatra get Saintly equal merit

Lord Jagannath is consider an incarnation of Shri Krishna. Whose glory is also mention in religious texts and Puranas. It is believe that the Jagannath rath yatra consists of the chariots of Lord Krishna and his brother Balarama and sister Subhadra. Those who join this rath yatra and pull the chariot get a virtuous benefit equal to a hundred yagyas. Lakhs of people join during the Rath Yatra and it takes a huge influx of devotees to pull the chariot. Jagannath Yatra done on the 2nd date of Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month according to Hindu Panchag. Which will come out on 23 June this year. Devotees from all over the country are reaching here to join  the yatra.

Importance of Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra a great importance in Hinduism. According to beliefs, the Rath Yatra taken to the famous Gundicha Mata Temple to Lord Jagannath. Lord Jagannath rest here. Massive preparations made in the Gundicha Mata temple and water brought from the Indradyuman lake to clean the temple. The greatest significance of the yatra is that it is celebrate like a festival in the whole of India.

One of the Char Dham is consider to be the Jagannath temple. However there is a mention in the scriptures about joining this journey once in life. Lord Balabhadra’s chariot is at the forefront of the Jagannath Rath Yatra, in the middle of it is the chariot of Lord Subhadra and finally the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Anyone who is truly involve in this journey, fulfills his desire and attains salvation.

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History of Jagannath Rath Yatra Story

Rath Yatra celebrate like a festival in the country however, this journey is carry out in many places besides Puri. There are many beliefs and history about the Rath Yatra. It said that one day Lord Jagannath’s sister Subhadra, while wishing to see the city and pray to God to see Dwarka, then Lord Jagannath made his sister sit in a chariot and tour the city. After which Rath Yatra taken out here every year. Statues of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balarama and sister Subhadra are kept in this yatra and given a tour of the city.

The three chariots of the yatra made of wood, which the devotees pull and walk. Lord Jagannath’s chariot consists of 16 wheels and brother Balaram’s chariot has 14 wheels and sister Subhadra’s chariot has 12 wheels. The journey is describe in Skanda Purana, Narada Purana, Padma Purana, Bahm Purana etc. That is why this journey is very special in Hinduism.

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