Rath Yatra 2019 in Puri, Odisha : Live Updates (with Videos)
Puri: Rath Yatra 2019 is celebrated to commemorate Lord Jagannath’s visit to Gundicha Temple in Puri of Odisha.
What is Rath Yatra
Ratha-yatra is derived from two Sanskrit words, Ratha which means chariot and Yatra which means journey. In short, the journey of the chariots is Rath Yatra. However, here it means the journey of Lord Jagannath, His elder brother Balabhadra and His sister Devi Subhadra in their chariots called Nandighosha, Taladhwaja and Darpadalana (also called Devadalana) respectively.
The main happening of Rath Yatra takes place in the holy city of Puri in Odisha, India where the trinity visits Gundicha Devi’s place in their respective chariots.
Importantly, Lord Jagannath is assumed as the living God because his rituals are like a human being. As mentioned earlier, this is His annual sojourn. This is the only time across the year when the three deities come out of Shree Mandir, their abode atop the Nilakandara. There are several other rituals that take place across the year, but then only the Lords’ representative idols come out of the temple.
Lakhs of devotees flock to Puri every year to witness the biggest event that takes place on the Grand Trunk road (Badadanda) in Puri.
The Mangala Alati on Rath Yatra 2019 was conducted at 6 am, Mailama at 6:10 am, Tadapalagi and Rosa Homa at 6: 30 am today.
Why Rath Yatra: Discussion. #Watch Video
#Watch : Discussion about the construction of the Chariots. Shree Mandira has been decked up with flowers.
#Watch : Odissi dance is being performed in front of Chariots
Fixing of Kalasa on the Chariots
Pahandi of Lord Balabhadra
Pahandi of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra
Jagat Guru Shankaracharya of Puri proceeding for the chariots for darshan of the Lords on the Chariot