Puri Ratha Yatra

Usha Biswal Rout

01, Jul 2017 @ 11:05 PM
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Start Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2018                     End Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Venue: Puri in Odisha, India
Related to: Orissa Travel Guide

Puri Ratha Yatra / Car Festival Puri 2018 :

Jagannath Rath Yatra is an auspicious Hindu festival celebrated every year in the Indian travel spot Odisha at Puri. When is Puri Rath Yatra 2018 is going to be held on 14-July, Saturday and Return Car Festival(Bahuda Jatra) falls on 24th July this year in the holy city of Hindus Puri, which is a part of Char Dham pilgrimages. Jagannath Rath Yatra 2018 will showcase the majestic presentation of three grand chariots loaded with idols of God.

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This religious festival in Jagannath dham Puri is held every year in the months of June or July. Devotees in millions travel Puri Jagannath temple from around the globe to attend this spiritual festival which is believed to be the gateway to heaven.

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On the first day of Jagannath rath yatra 2018 or Car Festival 2018 the journey will begin from the Jagnnath temple puri when the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balrama and Devi Subhadra will come out. There are several rituals involved as part of the entire Puri Car Festival procession. At the beginning is Chera Pahara where Gajapati King cleans the street with golden-handled broom before the arrival of chariots. After this, deities are taken out and placed on superbly decorated chariots, this ceremony is known as Pahandi Vijay. Then the journey commences from the main entrance Singhdwara and the chariots are taken to Gundicha Temple, the main destination.

The colossal chariots are made of wood that are keenly pulled by devotees through ropes. After nine days stay at Gundicha Temple the return journey commences which is known as Bahuda Jatra. The journey back to the Puri Jagannath temple is carried out in the similar manner with final placement of deities back to their sanctum.

The popularity of Chariot Festival can be judged by the presence of phenomenal traffic of tourists which include majority of pious people. It’s not only a pleasure but a blessing to be the part of such grand Puri Car Festival for tourists. Puri is a city of temples and sacred places which also encloses immense amount of breathtaking beaches. This makes Puri one of the best options for any sort of holiday by tourists. So, if you wish to be the part of any festivals of Puri or want to admire the charisma of 2018 Car festival must apply for a required tour package to Puri in advance.

Date of Puri Rath Yatra 2014 was : 29th June 2014. "Bahuda Jatra" :- 7-July-2014.

Date of Puri Rath Yatra 2015 was : 18 July

Date of Puri Rath Yatra 2016 was : 6 July.

Date of Puri Rath Yatra 2017 was : 25 June.

Related Links: Indian Festivals, July Festival in Odisha, July Festivals, Puri Beach, The Golden Chariot
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