Chariot Festival Of Jagannath
GOKULAM ENGLISH|July 2018

This year, the Rath Yatra Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, 14 July.

Dilip Banerjee

The grand chariot festival of Jagannath is celebrated to mark the sojourn to the green-house of Lord Jagannath from His abode in the temple complex at Puri.

The holy deities Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath are taken out of the sanctuary on this auspicious day and placed on three separate chariots. Thousands of people lay their hands on the sturdy ropes of the chariots and drag the massive structures along the grand road of Bada Danaa.

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