Rath Yatra – 23 June 2020

Rath Yatra – 23 June 2020

One of the India’s oldest and biggest festival celebrated in Hindu religion is Rath Yatra. It will be going to be celebrated on 23rd June, 2020. Though, it is celebrated at Jagannath Temple. While Jagannath literally means “Lord of the world” and it’s the form of Hindu gods Krishna/Vishnu/Rama mainly worshiped in Odisha. Moreover, Odisha is worldwide famous for its sacred Jagannath temple. Which is located in Puri. Rather the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival is celebrated with so much enthusiasm at the temple of Jagannath. Well, the yatra this year is going to begin from 23 June, 2020. And it is particularly celebrated in Odisha, Jharkhand, and some parts of eastern India.

Therefore, Rath Yatra is also celebrated internationally in countries like Dublin, Moscow, and New York. Thus, it is to commemorate Jagannath’s visit to Gundicha temple pass by Mausi Maa Temple in Puri. Every year Rath Yatra is celebrated in Puri. It is firmly believed that each and every year Lord Jagannath desires to visit his birthplace that is Mathura for several days. To fulfil this desire of Lord Jagannath, though this Yatra is conducted each year from Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple. Well, this year the most popular Rath Yatra will be going to held on June. Rath Yatra is dedicated to the Lord Jagannath, his elder brother lord Balabhadra and his sister Goddess Subhadra.

What happens during the Rath Yatra?

Though the Rath Yatra is a quite symbolic journey of Lord Krishna’s childhood, hence taken along to his siblings, not his wife Lakshmi. Who is left behind in the main temple, as of the latter’s irritation, which is ritually enacted by priests to evoke the feelings in the common people that even the greatest God Jagannath also suffers from the marital problems just like any other person. The mahaprassad locally known as abhada, is quite famous too. The most adorable part of the journey is that the food is made in such quantities that is it available for all the people through the small market adjacent to the temple, known as Anand Bazaar.

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