Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2016: The Festival That Never Changed

The Jagannath Rath Yatra, one of the oldest grand festivals of Hinduism in Odisha, dating back almost 5000 years is celebrated with same set of ancient rituals, with same spirit, even though the times have changed a lot.

If you did not notice till now then you can be the eye witness this time at Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2016. Millions of devotees who hail from different parts of the world, visit the Jagannath Dham. The chance to get a glimpse of the chariots of the Lord along with siblings Lords Balarama and Subhadra is something that devotees don’t like to miss and must want to do at least once in their lives.

Most devotees believe it to gain after the darshan of Lord Jagannath at the Jagannath Temple and pray to him with a pure mind and a clear conscience can gain powerful blessings that let them to lead a spirited life.

Another reason why the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2016 is a must visit event is its grandeur. The huge crowds who rejoice as the huge chariots of the Lords are pulled forward by devotees is quite a noticeable aspect. It is one of the largest such events of Hinduism and of anywhere in the world.

The Rath Yatra in Puri give glimpse of its victory march of Dharma or righteousness, which is one of the key principles of Hinduism.

One of the attracting thing of Puri festival is its Mahaprasad, the Prasad or Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath during Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2016 is a reason for many devotees to visit Puri. It is a belief that who takes Lord’s holy Prasad move closer to salvation of the soul, and get relief from their burden of sins of this mundane world.