Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2021: Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra has special significance in Hinduism. According to the Hindu calendar, Jagannath Rath Yatra is organised on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month, and this Rath Yatra lasts for ten days. This Rath Yatra is managed from the Jagannath temple of Orissa. Hence, a large number of devotees participate in it. But this time, too, due to the Corona epidemic, devotees will not participate in this Rath Yatra.
Jagannath Rath Yatra is organised with Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, his brother Balabhadra and sister Goddess Subhadra. In this Rath Yatra, the chariot of Balabhadra runs first, followed by the chariot of Goddess Subhadra and lastly, the chariot of Lord Jagannath. The chariot of Balabhadra is called Taladhwaja, while that of Goddess Subhadra is called Darpadalan or Padma Ratha. The last chariot of Lord Jagannath is called Nandi Ghosh.
Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra Date
According to the Panchang, in 2021, Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra will start on July 12 and end on July 20. Incidentally, on July 20, Devshayani Ekadashi is also there. On the first day of this yatra, Lord Jagannath visits the famous Gundicha Mata temple.
It is one of the four Dhams of Hindus. This temple was established about 800 years ago. Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Goddess Subhadra are idols in this temple. His darshan fulfils the wishes of the devotee. It is a religious belief that just by the sight of this Rath Yatra, one gets freedom from all sins, and salvation is attained after death.