Being one of the sacred ‘Char Dham’ pilgrimage sites, Puri is dotted with several old temples that carry great religious, historical and architectural value. Historically known as “Sri Kshetra”, the wealthy land was invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers who desired the temple’s treasures. Even in this 21st century, the economy of this religious town mostly depends on the activities surrounding the 12th-century old Jagannatha Temple. Most tourists visit Puri during its vibrant festivals, especially Rath Yatra or Chariot festival. Continue reading Attractive Things Around Jagannath Temple in Puri
Rath Yatra is a festival of glory of the Indian beliefs and no matter what, it’s a festival of pride for all the Hindus. Hence it is advisable to participate in every ritual taking place during the ceremony in order to enjoy the celebration and understand it closely. Participation will let you experience a different level. Joining this auspicious celebration that is going to take place on 4th July this year. Do proper planning and be prepare for to adjust with the overcrowd place, which will be full of tourists and busy with this world famous festival of Puri. Continue reading Things You Should Take Care at Puri Car Festival
If you are a great devotee of Lord Jagannath then definitely not going to miss Rath yatra and Bahuda yatra of this year, which are happening on 4th July and 12th July of this year. The return journey or Lords from Gundicha temple to Puri temple is called as Bahuda Yatra. Continue reading Bahuda Yatra of This Year- 2019
Every year in June or July, the sacred coastal town of Puri comes alive to celebrate the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, one of the biggest festivals during the monsoon season. According to the Indian solar calendar, it falls two days after the new moon day of the month of Asadh. In 2019 Rath Yatra is going to celebrate in 4th July and all preparations are already started to make this festival most amazing for all. Continue reading Puri Rath Yatra: Where Religion is not a Barrier
Decoration of Puri deities in gold ornaments. This ritual was introduced during the reign of king Kapilendra Deb in 1430 and is particularly popular. It happens in the evening. Lord Jagannath – The God of the Universe has different forms. In Jagannath Temple Puri; the Lord is adorned with cotton and silken fabrics, gold ornaments, flowers, precious stones, leaves and sandalwood every day. Continue reading Suna Bhesa: Golden Attires on Lord
All hotels and resorts in Puri are celebrating Odisha’s grand festival with amazing offers. Wide range of Rath Yatra 2019, Puri tour packages are on high demand from a month. This festival drags world over tourists with its mesmerizing charming and serene ambience. Puri the spiritual capital of Odisha is known for both pilgrimage and tourist destination. It is the center of attraction for both tourists and devotees, which is included in UNESCO from Odisha tourism aspect. Rath Yatra 2019 packages includes different places to visit in Puri that every devotee will love to visit. Continue reading Rath Yatra 2019 Tour Packages with Different Attractions In & Around Puri
The Rath Yatra festival in Puri is the only occasion when non-Hindu devotees, who aren’t allowed inside the temple, can get their glimpse of the deities. A mere glimpse of Lord Jagannath on the chariot, or even to touch the chariot, is considered to be very auspicious. It makes millions of people to come during June and July of every year to spend a religious holiday at this tiny city of Indian state Odisha.
The massive number of devotees that flock to the festival does pose a safety risk. Lives are often lost in the immense crowd, so extra care should be taken. To be in safe side here we are suggesting you to book your hotel in Puri on advance basis. Go for good hotels. If you have booked early in advance then you will get minimum price for your accommodation and expenditure. The best hotels and resorts are providing wide range of Puri Rath Yatra tour packages, so that instead of facing rush, crowd and being lost, better to be with hotel management, where the staff will arrange everything as per wish and let you enjoy a hassle free Rath Yatra. One of such resorts in Toshali Sands, situated on Marine Drive road provides best service and hospitality to its guests.
Here are important dates to book your Rath Yatra programs according to that.
Ritual Dates for 2018 Puri Rath Yatra
Sri Gundicha: July 14. Placement of the deities in the chariots and journey to Gundicha Temple. The first chariot to move is that of Lord Balabhadra. Next is Subhadra’s, and last Lord Jagannath’s.
Hera Panchami: July 17. Goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Lord Jagannath, gets concerned because he hasn’t come back. Irritated, she goes to Gundicha Temple to find him and see what’s going on.
Bahuda Yatra: July 22. The grand return journey to the Lion’s Gate entrance of Jagannath Temple. The chariots are drawn in reverse order.
SunaBesha: July 23. Decoration of the deities in gold ornaments. (This is a particularly popular ritual).
AdharaPana: July 24. Offering the deities a healthy support drink.
NiladriBijay: July 26. Deities are placed back inside Jagannath Temple.
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The Rath Yatra festival is the only occasion when non-Hindu devotees, who aren’t allowed inside the temple, can get their glimpse of the deities. A mere glimpse of Lord Jagannath on the chariot, or even to touch the chariot, is considered to be very auspicious. Continue reading Important Dates of Rath Yatra-2018
The formation of new idols and destruction of the old idols symbolizes reincarnation.
Vedic chants are chanted continuously outside the area where the new idols are being carved from the neem wood. Once they’re completed, the new idols are carried inside the inner sanctum of the temple and placed facing the old idols. The supreme power (Brahma) is then transferred from the old to the new idols, in a ritual known as Brahma Paribartan which means changing the soul. This ritual is carried out in privacy. The priest performing the ritual is blindfolded, and his hands and feet are wrapped in thick layers of cloth, so that he can’t see or feel the transfer. Continue reading Puri Rath Yatra: Reincarnation of Idols
Every year in June or July, the sacred coastal town of Puri comes alive to celebrate the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, one of the biggest festivals during the monsoon season. According to the Indian solar calendar, it falls two days after the new moon day of the month of Asadh. In 2018 Rath Yatra is going to celebrate in 14th July and all preparations are already started to make this festival most amazing for all. Continue reading Rath Yatra: When God Comes for All Religion