Rath Yatra at Puri in Odisha is the symbolic journey of Lord Jagannath and his siblings from the Puri temple to Gundicha temple. This divine journey is celebrating every year during the beginning of the monsoon in July.
Come this time to celebrate Rath Yatra 2016 in Puri, which is believed to be begun as early as 12th century. Most renowned persons have visited this event in Odisha and had described so many thing about the event.
Rath Yatra 2016 in Puri is going to be a great celebration with the unchangeablerituals, being observed from 12th century. Nobody has changed a single thing in the rituals.
The preparation of chariots are started a month early as everything made of wood. Each lord’s chariot is different from every aspect. Lord Jagannath’s chariot named as Nandighosha, Lord Balabhardra’s chariot is named as Taladhwaja and Goddess Subhadra’s chariot is named as Darpadolana. On the day of Rath Yatra 2016 in Puri, you can see that the paths of Lords is sprinkled with perfumed water and after letting in the Lords to the chariot, lakhs of devotees are pulling the chariot till the Gundicha temple and after nine days all devotees returned to temple in the same manner, which is named as Bahuda Yatra.
Interestingly, the Jagannath yatra is also the genesis of the word ‘juggernaut’. The Britishers, during the Odisha king era, were so shocked by the event that provided back the detailed report of the yatra in England eventually emerging the word juggernaut that means for them as ‘an unstoppable or destructive force that crushes whatever comes in its path’. The word is used by considering the fact that each year some devotees lose their lives by being crushed under the chariot wheels. So be aware and take care of your self during your visit at Rath Yatra 2016 in Puri.