Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Puri Rath Yatra 2020 - June 23 - Live in Doordarshan, OTV - Puri Sri Jagannath RathJatra 2020 Date

Puri Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra is on June 23, 2020 (Tuesday). Puri Rath yatra is celebrated on Ashada Shukla Paksha Dwitya i.e., 2nd day of the bright fortnight of Ashadha month (June-July)

Lakhs of devotees will gather at Bada Danda to watch Sri Jagannath Rath being drawn to Gundicha Mandir, about two miles away from Srimandira, on this day

Live Streaming in:

Dooradrshan National (DD1), DD Odiya, Odisha TV (OTV) and other TV channels are regularly live telecasting the event. The live telecast is expected to begin at around 8 am in the morning

Live streaming, webcast of the TV channels and event can be seen in the following websites

About Puri Rath Jatra:

The presiding deities of Sri Mandira, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Goddess Subhadra Rath with the celestial wheel Sudharsana are taken out of temple precincts to their respective Chariots in a ritual called Pahandi.

Lord Jagannatha ratha is called as Nandighosha - It has 16 wheels, and is about 44 feet high. It is wrapped with yellow, red clothes

Lord Balabhadra chariot is called Taladwaja - It has 14 wheels and is about 43 feet high. It is wrapped with red bluish green clothes

Goddess Subhadra rath is called Darpadalana - It has 12 wheels and is about 42 feet high. It is wrapped with Red, Black coloured clothes

The Gajapati King will sweep the rath of Lord Jagannath and other deities with golden broom. The ritual is called as Chhera Pahanra.

After elaborate rituals, The Taladwaja is pulled first, then the Darapadalana and finally the Nadighosha is drawn to the Gundicha Mandir which is about 2 miles from the Srimandira.

Lord Jagannath will stay at his Aunt house in Gundicha Mandir for about 7 days and return back to Sri Mandira

Next Year Puri Rath Yatra: 
In 2021, Puri Rath Yatra is on July 12, 2021 (Monday)

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