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 of Lord Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).
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. This is a must for all the Hindus world wide atleast once during their life time. Rath means Chariot and its wheels, bodies base etc. are made of wood and being made / carved every year with new woods. Lord Jagannath temple has their own dedicated jungle for construction manufacturing the chariot every year.
|Time period||The Full moon phase of June- July that is, Ashada|
|Duration of celebration||15 days|
|Origin||Dates back to 11th Century|
|Presiding Deity||Lord Jagannath Ji|