Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022: Date, Time, Significance, Rituals and Festivals

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022: 1 जुलाई को, ओडिशा का पुरी सबसे प्रसिद्ध हिंदू त्योहारों में से एक, जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा की मेजबानी करेगा। हिन्दू पंचांग के अनुसार यह पर्व हर वर्ष आषाढ़ मास की शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीया तिथि को मनाया जाता है।

इस दिन, भगवान जगन्नाथ 12 वीं शताब्दी के मंदिर से बाहर निकलते हैं और रथों पर सवार होकर अपनी बहन सुभद्रा और भाइयों भगवान बलभद्र और भगवान बलभद्र के साथ गुंडिचा मंदिर जाते हैं। देवता हर साल इस अवसर पर गुंडिचा मंदिर में केवल 9 दिन बिताते हैं जब वे मुख्य मंदिर के गर्भगृह से बाहर निकलते हैं।

The Panchang states that the Rath Yatra takes place on the Dwitiya Tithi of the Shukla Paksha in the Ashadha month. Dwitiya Tithi will take place this year on June 30 at 10:49 am and last until midnight on July 1. The festival will be held on Friday because the sun will rise on July 1 in the Dwitiya Tithi.

Significance AND HISTORY
Lord Jagannath, the creator of the universe, is said to appear outside the temple on this one occasion only each year for his followers who are unable to enter the building. Another legend claims that Lord Jagannath makes a yearly pilgrimage to the temple dedicated to Queen Gundicha, the former queen of King Indradyumna, in fulfilment of a promise made to her.

The deities travel back home on the ninth day, known as Bahuda Yatra, after spending the previous eight days at the Gundicha Temple. On the Shukla Paksha Dashami Tithi of the Ashadh month, the day is observed.

RITUALS

The Gundicha Temple is cleaned by Lord Jagannatha’s devotees in preparation for the Rath Yatra to ensure his comfortable stay. Three distinct chariots are prepared for Lord Jagannatha, his brother Balabhadra, and his sister Subhadra on the day of the yatra. A sizable crowd pulls the chariots of all three to the location.

The names of the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and goddess Subhadra are Nandighosha, Taladhwaja, and Darpadalan respectively. The servitors carry the deities to the chariots on the Rath Yatra day in a customary procession known as Pahandi Bije.

The chariots are then purified by the king of Puri, also known as Gajapati and Lord Jagannath’s first servant. The chariots are swept during this event, known as Chhera Pahara. Following this ceremony, the devotees pull the chariots in the direction of the Gundicha temple.