Rath Yatra

Festival | Religious Festival

Popularly known as Rath Yatra, the Chariot Festival is celebrated in the honor of Lord Jagannath who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

On the day of the festival, the wooden idols of Krishna, Balrama and Subhadra are taken out in procession in three chariots to their summer temple for a week. The actual construction of the carts begins two months before the festival day, on the third day of the bright fortnight of Vaisakha (April-May).

The ropes of the huge chariots are pulled by millions of devotees and Rath Yatra is a festival visited by a large number of Indian and overseas guests witness spectacle of such large gathering of devotees.

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Also Known As
Chariot Festival

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