Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ratha Yatra‬: A Grand Celebration of Car Festival in Puri, Odisha

Ratha Yatra also known as Car Festival, this amazing event is observed in the month of Asadha, on the second day of the lunar fortnight that falls during June-July. Commonly famous as Rath Yatra, this occasion is celebrated in the admiration of Lord Jagannath who is considered to be an embodiment of Lord Vishnu. 

On the day of the occasion, the wooden idols of Jagannatha, Balrama and Subhadra are taken out in procession in three chariots to their summer temple for a week. The main chariot is 14 meters high and 10 meters square with 16 wheels. The actual structure of the carts starts two months before the celebration day, on the third day of the bright fortnight of Vaisakha (April-May). 

Famous Car Festival in Puri

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