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Origin of Rathayatra

A few mythical stories related with Rath Yatra’s origins exist that reflect the socio-religious thinking and beliefs of the people of the region. Some of the chief ones are: To kill Lord Krishna and Balram, Kansa, their maternal uncle, invited them to Mathura. He sent Akrur with a chariot to ...

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Rath Yatra 2011 Live from Puri

PURI Ratha Yatra Live on 3rd July 2011 (Sunday) 9 AM Onwards Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra, the car festival of Lord Jagannath temple puri  is one of the famous and largest ceremonies of India. Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2011  is celebrated on 3rd July, Sunday. Puri Rathyatra commemorates the journey ...

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Rathayatra, The Cart Festival of Puri, Odisha

The word juggernut has come from the Rath Yatra celebrated every year. Generations together millions of people participate and pull the tons of loaded chariot made of wood from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha temple (approx. four kilometer) every year during rath yatra. Rath yatra is a symbol of human power with devotion. ...

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