After COVID Pandemic World-Famous Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra Started in Puri

The Pahandi rituals to celebrate during the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath began in Odisha’s Puri. The participation of devotees at rituals of the Rath Yatra has been allowed this time, following an interval of two years since COVID.

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Odisha Police have made top-notch security arrangements, keeping the anticipated audience at the festival in mind.

The renowned Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created stunning sand art that conveys the message: This Rath Yatra, let us take a pledge that we will “Say no to single-use Plastic”.

He also designed 250 sand chariots as a way to commemorate that the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Puri beach.

Sudarsan Pattnaik, the honorable CM of Odisha declared, “This time we have created 125 sand chariots to mark the holy Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath. It will be our new world record.”

In the Lord Jagannath RathYatra Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb said, “Greatest festival of the Supreme Lord is Rath Yatra which happens every year. For the last two years, devotees’ participation was barred due to the pandemic but is allowed this year…Expecting huge public participation today.”

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu of Rath Yatra Organization declared “I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. The Rath Yatra of Odisha, depicting the annual journey of Lord Jagannatha, considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, witnesses the coming together of the entire community in celebration of the grace and divinity of the Lord,”.

In the past, Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and the Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan last night inspected the work being done to prepare for Jagannath Rath Yatra at Puri Railway Station.

It is the Ratha Yatra, also known as the Chariot Celebration of Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Balaram is the most renowned Hindu festival held in the Puri city of Odisha. This celebration is celebrated each year during the 2nd day of Shukla Paksha in the months of June or July. This year, the festival falls on the 1st of July.

The three chariots were built each year, a brand new one prior to the annual celebration of the chariots.

Bright colors, enthusiastic faces, crowded stores, and jolly craftspeople are some of the many most memorable aspects in Rath Yatra in Puri, the most well-known Chariot celebration that takes place on a large scale each year in the vicinity of Jagannatha Temple.

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