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Ratha Yatra 2022 important dates. The Ratha Yatra is celebrated in the early days of the rainy season. The Lord of the Universe, Lord Jagannath with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra goes on vacation, traveling on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri to his garden palace in the countryside. This belief of the Hindus has given rise to one of the biggest religious festivals in India — the Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival. This is also the etymological origin of the English word ‘Juggernaut’.

Lord Jagannath is an avatar or incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is the Lord at Puri — the coastal town of Odisha in eastern India. Rath Yatra is of great significance to the Hindus, and especially to the people of Odisha. It is during this time that the three deities of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made gigantic temple-like chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees.

Ratha Yatra 2022 Important Dates, Rituals

1.Deva Snana Purnima : 14 June, 2022. Tuesday

2.Beginning of Anasara : 15 June, 2022. Wednesday

3.Netrautsav / Navyouvan Darshan : 29 June, 2022 Thursday

3.Ratha Yatra: 1 July, 2022 Friday

4. Herapanchami : 5 July, 2022 Tuesday

5. Navami Sandhya Darshan : 8 July, 2022 Friday

6. Bahuda Yatra : 9 July, 2022 Saturday

7. Suna Besha: 10 July, 2022 Sunday

8. Aadhar Pana, Garuda Sayana: 11 July, 2022 Monday

9. Niladree Bije: 12 July, 2022 Tuesday

How Rath Yatra Festival is Celebrated?

The festival begins with the Ratha Prathistha or invoking ceremony in the morning, but the Ratha Tana or chariot pulling is the most exciting part of the festival, which begins in the late afternoon when the chariots of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra start rolling.

Each of these carriages has different specifications: The chariot of Lord Jagannath is called Nandighosa, has 18 wheels and is 23 cubits high; the chariot of Balabhadra, called Taladhvajahas 16 wheels and is 22 cubits high; Devadalana, the chariot of Subhadra has 14 wheels and is 21 cubits high.

puri-jagannath-templeRatha Yatra 2022 important datesAlso Read: Ratha Jatra Live Telecast 2022

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