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✨Jagannath Rath Yatra - जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा

Jagannath Rath Yatra Date: Rath Yatra: Tuesday, 20 June 2023
Jagannath Rath Yatra

Bhagwan Vishnu`s avatar Prabhu Jagannath`s Rath Yatra is organized at the world-famous Jagannath Puri temple along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra. According to the instructions of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, a Hindu must do Char Dham Yatra in his lifetime. Jagannath Dham Temple is one of the Tirth Sthal among the four pilgrimage, situated at east direction.

The Gundicha Mata Temple is cleaned one day before the Rath Yatra for the relaxation of Bhagwan Jagannath, this ritual of cleaning the temple is known as Gundicha Majan. And for cleaning the temple, water is brought from the Indradyumna lake. The construction of the chariot used in the Rath Yatra is done with the blessings of Lord Jagannath on the auspicious festival of Akshaya Tritiya.

Related NamePuri Ratha Yatra, Puri Car Festival, Hera Panchami, Gundicha Marjana, Bahuda Yatra, Snana Yatra, Chariot Festival, snan yatra, adhar pana, neeladri bije, suna besh, sandhya darshan/navami darshan, gajanan besh, netra utsav
Begins TithiAshadha Shukla Dwitiya
CelebrationsRath Yatra, Prayers, Kirtans.

जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा हिन्दी में पढ़ें

जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा भगवान विष्णु के अवतार भगवान जगन्नाथ उनके भाई बलभद्र और बहन देवी सुभद्रा के साथ जगत प्रसिद्ध जगन्नाथ पुरी मंदिर में आयोजित की जाती है।

Snan Yatra (Bathing Festival)

4 June 2023
Before Ratha Yatra and Bahuda Yatra another interesting ritual performed, which is called Snan Yatra. Preparations for the ritual of Jagannath Rath Yatra begins long before the 18 day of Rath Yatra. On the day of Snan Yatra, the deities are bathed with 108 pots of ritually purified water drawn from the northern well of Jagannath temple to the accompaniment of religious incantations.

After the Snan Yatra, the Gods are traditionally believed to fall ill for 15days. During this period known as Anasara the Gods cannot be seen by devotees. After 15days the deities recovered and give darshan to the bhakt’s. Which is called Nava Yoban Darshan or Netroutsav. The next day, Rath Yatra festival happen! Blog: Corona quarantine alike Bhagwan Jagannath’s Anasara

Hera Panchami

24 June 2023
Hera Panchami, is a ritual performed during the period of Rath Yatra in Jagannath Dham, Puri, Odisha. On the fifth day of Rath Yatra, this ritual performs by Mata Mahalaxmi in the bright fortnight of Ashadha (month).

Hera Panchami takes place at Gundicha Temple. On this day Lakshmi Mata, wife of Bhagwan Jagannath from the main temple arrives in the Gundicha temple as Suvarna Mahalakshmi. They are taken from the temple to the Gundicha temple in the palki (palanquin), where the pujari take them to the Garv Griha and make them meet Bhagwan Jagannath. Suvarna Mahalakshmi urges Bhagwan Jagannath to walk back to his Dham Shrimandir, the main temple of Puri.

Bhagwan Jagannath accepts his request and gives a garland (Agyan Mala) to Mata Lakshmi as his consent. Then in the evening, Mata Lakshmi returns from the Gundicha temple to the Jagannath temple. Before returning to the main temple, she gets angry and orders one of her servants to damage a part of Nandigosh, Bhagwan Jagannath's Rath (Chariot). This is called chariot breach (Rath Bhang).

Mata Mahalaxmi instructs all these things by hiding behind a tamarind tree outside the Gundicha Temple. After some time she escapes to Jagannath temple in secrecy through a separate pathway known as Hera Gouri Sahi (Lane).

As per Skanda Puran, Hera Panchami is one of the important rituals of Srimandir. Lakhs of Bhagwan Jagannath devotees enjoy this unique ritual.

Bahuda Yatra (Return Festival)

29 June 2023
From the day of Devshayani Ekadashi, Bhagwan Jagannath goes into his sleep for four months. Before this, Prabhu Jagannath must return to his main temple.

Hence, after the 8th day of the rath yatra, the journey to return to its main temple on Dashami date is known as Bahuda Yatra. During the Bahuda Yatra, Bhagwan Jagannath little bit stop at Devi Ardhasini`s house and take podapitha(Jaggery Sweet) as bhog. This temple of Maa Ardhasini is also known as Mausi Maa (Aunt of Bhagwan Jagannath) Temple.

Gajanan Besh

4 June 2023
There is a tradition of embellishing Bhagwan Jagannath and Balabhadra in Gajanan or Hati Besh after the ceremonial bath of the Snan Yatra. After all, this ceremony is the prelude to the annual Rath Yatra. Lakhs of devotees from Sahan Mela visit Puri during this period to have 'darshan' of brother and sister deities. After this Bhagwan goes to Ansar for 14 days.

Netra Utsav

19 June 2023
Netra Utsav is celebrated 14 days after Ansar, Bhagwan Jagannath, Maa Subhadra, Prabhu Balabhadra have recovered, and give darshan to the devotees. Temple sevak’s apply kajal to the bhagwan’s eyes and apply sandalwood, vermilion tilak and he is ready to appear in public.

Suna Besha

Suna Besha, also known as Rajadhiraja Besha, Raja Besha and Rajarajeshwara Besha, is an event when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are decorated with gold ornaments. Sunabhasha is celebrated 5 times in a year. It is usually celebrated on Magha Purnima, Bahuda Ekadashi, Dussehra, Kartik Purnima and Paus Purnima.

According to temple sources, in the past, the total weight of gold ornaments used to adorn the deities was more than 208 kg, initially made in 138 designs. However, now only 20-30 designs are used.

Adhara pana

A day after Suna Besh, when brothers and sisters shine in golden robes, huge pots filled with sweet drinks are offered as prasad to the three chariots. On the day of Ashadh Shukla Pakhya Dwadashi, this interesting ritual of adhar pana is performed.

Niladri Bije

Neeladri Bije marks the end of the annual Rath Yatra festival and the return of Bhagwan Jagannath to the sanctum or you can tell a sweet story between Bhagwan Jagannath and his beloved wife Maa Mahalakshmi. On the day of the Niladri Bije ceremony, the Bhagwan returns to Sri Mandir with his brother and sister. On Neeladri Bije Bhagwan Jagannath presents Rasogolla to Devi Lakshmi as a gift.

The world famous Rath Yatra festival of the Holy Trinity ends with the Niladri Bije ritual.

Related Information

Yearly / Annual
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya
Ends Tithi
Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya
June / July
जय जगन्नाथ।
Public Holiday in Odisha
Rath Yatra, Prayers, Kirtans.
Imp Places
Puri, Jagannath Temples, ISKCON Temples.
Past Dates
Niladri Bije: 12 July 2022, Adhara Pana: 11 July 2022, Suna Besha: 10 July 2022, Bahuda Yatra: 9 July 2022, Sandhya Darshan: 8 July 2022, Hera Panchami: 5 July 2022, Rath Yatra: 1 July 2022, Netro Utsav: 29 June 2022, Snan Yatra: 14 June 2022

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Jagannath Rathyatra Netro Utsav Wishes

Jagannath Rathyatra Netro Utsav Wishes

Jagannath Rathyatra: Snan Purnima Wishes

Jagannath Rathyatra: Snan Purnima Wishes

Jagannath Rathyatra: Hera Panchami

Jagannath Rathyatra: Hera Panchami

Jagannath Rathyatra: Sandhya Darshan

Jagannath Rathyatra: Sandhya Darshan

Jagannath Rathyatra: Bahuda Yatra

Jagannath Rathyatra: Bahuda Yatra

Suna Besha

Suna Besha

Adhara Pana

Adhara Pana

Niladri Bije

Niladri Bije

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