Ratha Yatra 2023 HD Pictures – Puri Jagannath Dham. Ratha Yatra is a significant Hindu festival celebrated in various parts of India, most notably in the city of Puri, Odisha. The festival is dedicated to Mahaprabhu Jagannath (a form of Lord Krishna), his sister Subhadra, and his elder brother Balabhadra.
The importance of Ratha Yatra is the grand procession where the deities of Lord Jagannath, Subhadra, and Balabhadra are taken out of the Jagannath Temple in Puri and placed on huge chariots. The chariots are beautifully decorated and are pulled by millions of devotees in the Grand road to the Gundicha Temple, which is located a short distance away. The procession is accompanied by singing, dancing, and chanting of religious hymns and the atmosphere is filled with devotion and joy.
Ratha Yatra 2023 HD Pictures – Puri Jagannath Dham
The chariots used in the procession have specific dimensions and designs associated with them. The chariot of Lord Jagannath, called Nandighosa, is the tallest among the three and has 18 wheels. The chariot of Balabhadra, called Taladhwaja, has 16 wheels, and the chariot of Subhadra, called Darpadalana, has 14 wheels. Each chariot is constructed anew every year and requires elaborate preparations.
The journey from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha Temple is symbolic of Lord Jagannath’s annual visit to his aunt’s house. It is believed that those who participate in the Ratha Yatra and help pull the chariots earn great merit and blessings. The festival attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world, who come to witness and participate in this grand celebration.
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