Ratha Jatra is the most ancient Hinduism festival. In Hinduism, the Jagannath Rath Yatra holds great significance. Odisha’s Jagannath Temple is the starting point for this Ratha Yatra.
When is Puri Rath Yatra Celebrated?
The Jagannath Ratha Yatra takes place on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadha (July-August) of the Hindu Calendar. The yatra attracts a significant number of devotees each year. There are references to it in the Brahma, Padma, Skanda, and Kapila Puranas as well as the Samhitas, making it the most ancient Ratha Yatra. It is the celebration of Lord Jagannath’s pilgrimage to his aunt’s house.
How Long Does This Car Festival Continue?
The presiding deities of the Jagannath Temple, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra, along with the celestial wheel known as the Sudarshana Chakra, are carried out of the temple in a festive procession and driven to their respective chariots. The enormous, brightly colored chariots are pulled by a large number of worshippers on the bada danda, leading to the Gundicha Temple which is the great avenue located around three kilometers to the north, where Lord Jagannath rests for a period of seven (7) days.
Bahuda Yatra Date & Celebration in Odisha:
The deities begin their return journey known as the Bahuda Yatra on the tenth day after completing the one-week worship at the Gundicha Temple. The ceremonies and schedules that are performed during the Bahuda are identical to those that are followed during the Ratha Yatra. The three chariots take a brief stop at the Mausima Temple, also referred to as the Ardhasani Temple, while on the way back to the Jagannath Temple. The aunt of Lord Jagannath is honored at this temple, which bears her name. Poda Pitha, a traditional Indian delicacy comprised of rice, coconut, lentils, and jaggery, is presented to the three deities as an offering.
The Ratha Yatra that takes place in Puri is a representation of peace, fraternity, and unity. It is believed that anyone who takes part in this festival will be blessed with a variety of forms of happiness and success. It is to be known that this year the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadha will start from 10:49 AM on 30th June 2022 and will end on 01st July 2022 at 01:09 PM. Therefore, this year, the festival of Jagannath Ratha Yatra will start on 01st July 2022 (Friday) wherein the devotees will pull these chariots amidst the sound of drums, trumpets, and conch shells.
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Aarti and Bhog are an important part of worshiping deities. The first aarti of the Lords is performed after which delicacies are offered to them. This bhog is later distributed to the devotees in the form of prasad. The offerings received at all the pilgrimage places are called prasad, but the offerings of Jagannath Ratha Yatra are called ‘Mahaprasad’. The Ratha Yatra Mahaprasad has a great list which includes Dahi Pachedi, Malpua, Ghee Arna, Rice Khiri, Kanika, Chhena Rabdi, Mitha Dal, Potala Korma, Veg Besara, Saga Muga Nadia, Janhi Posta, Chhena Matar Tarkari, etc.
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