The Puri Rath Yatra festival commemorates Lord Jagannath’s annual visit to Gundicha mata’s temple via aunt’s home (Mausi Maa Temple which is near Balagandi Chaka in Puri).
Puri Rath Yatra 2018 which is also known as the annual Jagannath Rath Yatra will take place on 14 July 2018 at Puri in Odisha. As per the Hindu calender this Yatar takes place on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month)
Following the years old tradition in this Yatra, the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra are taken out in a procession to Gundicha Temple and remain there for nine days. Then the deities or Rath Yatra returns to Puri Jagannath temple. The return journey of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra is known as Bahuda Yatra.
As per information provided the timings of the Puri Rath Yatra 2018 Puja are metioned below:
- Consecration of 3 Charriots – 8.30 am
- Pahandi – 9 am to 12 pm noon
- Chherapahanra (Sweeping of Chariots by Gajapati King) – 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
- Pulling of Chariot starts at 3 pm IST
- Sri Balabadhra Chariot will start first, followed by Goddess Subhadra Rath and then finally Sri Jagannath Rath will be pulled.
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2018 Live Telecast :
Various T.V. channels provide Live Telecast of Puri Rath Yatra 2018 on TV. This Live Telecast of Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2018 from Puri will be available on TV channels like Doordarshan National (DD1), DD Oriya, Orissa TV. Along with this Aaj Tak, ABP Star News, Zee News, NDTV, TV9, CNN-IBN, India TV, etc devotees can watch the coverage of Puri Rath Yatra 2018 on major news channels in India like .
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