Rath yatra in Puri is an important festival of Lord Jagannath which is not only famous in Odisha, India, but, also the world over people are aware of it. Puri Rath Yatra 2014 is going to be held on 29th June till 7th July. During these days Lord Jagannath comes out of his temple and gives darshan to all devotees belong total sections and communities.
Basically, this is the rath yatra Puri celebration of Lord’s outing to his aunt’s house, where they live for nine days and came back, the return festival is known as “Bahuda Jatra”. The celebration starts 15 days before to car festival on the “snana purnima” day. On this day three deities Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra take a bath and catch by fever and get isolated for 15 days known as the period of “Anabasara. In this period, no public worship is performed. Then after 15 days three deities come into public and sit on their respective chariot with a grand celebration.
Lord Jagannath’s chariot is known as Nandighosha is of 23 cubits high and 18 wheels, Lord Balabhadra’s chariot is known as Taladhwaja is of 22 cubits in height and 16 wheels and Goddess Subhadra’s chariot is named as Darpadalana, which is of 21 cubits in height and 14 wheels. Then on 29th June, Puri rath yatra 2014 is going to take place. All the idols of Lords are taken to chariots and being pulled by devotees till the Gundicha temple, which is 2 km away from Puri temple, known as Aunt’s home. After nine days same Puri Jagannath rath yatra journey started from Gundicha temple to Puri temple.
During your visit to rath yatra in Puri you can visit to a number of other important places along with spending time near the beach with great relaxation. Toshali Sands offer you the best packages for this coming festival. So come first to get the limited offers.