Rath Yatra is also known as the festival of chariots where three chariots are pulled by the devotees. The chariots carry their deities to Gundicha Devi’s temple which also known as ‘Mausi Ma’ temple. Rath yatra is dedicated mainly to Lord Jagannath, who is also considered as Lord Krishna.
In Rath Yatra, Lord Jagannath along with his elder brother BalBhadra and sister Subhadra visit Gundicha Devi’s temple on their individual chariot. On the day of Jagannath Rath Yatra, there is a large gathering of people all around from India and the world to pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath. The pulling of chariot during Rath Yatra is believed to bring prosperity and happiness in the person’s life and fills his life with peace and serenity.
Ten Lines on Rath Yatra in English
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10 Lines on Rath Yatra
1) Rath Yatra is an important Hindu festival which is associated with Lord Jagannath.
2) As per Gregorian calendar, Rath Yatra is held in the month of June or July at Puri, Orissa.
3) Jagannath Rath Yatra is also celebrated with zeal and zest in Varanasi and Ahmedabad.
4) It is held on the 2nd day of the ‘Ashaadh’ month of the Hindu calendar.
5) Rath Yatra is also called as ‘Chariot Festival’ and it is a one day celebration.
6) Rath Yatra festival is celebrated to commemorate Lord Jagannath on an annual basis.
7) Rath Yatra belongs to three deities viz, Lord Jagannath, Lord BalBhadra and sister Subhadra.
8) All the three deities make their journey to their aunt’s temple i.e. Gundicha Devi temple.
9) Rath Yatra includes pulling of divine and attractive chariots of all the three deities.
10) All the devotees of Lord Jagannath feel pious by drawing and pulling those divine chariots.
10 Lines on Rath Yatra
1) Rath Yatra is a Hindu festival which is associated with Lord Jagannath which is held at Puri in Orissa and it the oldest Rath Yatra in the world.
2) It is celebrated every year on the second day of the Shukla paksha of the Ashaadh month or in the month of June or July.
3) The festival commemorates Lord Jagannath’s annual visit to ‘Gundicha Devi’ temple known as ‘Mausi Ma’ temple.
4) Rath Yatra is dedicated to three deities namely BalBhadra, elder brother of the Lord Jagganath, Subhadra, the sister of the lord and the Lord Jagannath himself.
5) There is a tradition of pulling chariots in which deities travel from Puri Jagannath temple to Gundicha Devi’s temple with a distance of 2 km.
6) Each deity has their individual chariot; the chariot of BalBhadra is “Taladhwaja”, Subhadra is “Darpadalan” and of Lord Jagannath is “Nandighosh”.
7) The three divine chariots are highly decorated to give a sense of devotion and attraction.
8) Millions of people gather around their deity Lord Jagannath and pull their chariots to seek their blessings.
9) On the way to Gundicha Devi’s temple, the chariot of Lord Jagannath halts for a while on the shrine of his devotee “Bhakta Salabega”, a Muslim by religion.
10) Generally, non-Hindu devotees are not allowed to visit Puri Jagannath temple, so they eagerly wait for Rath Yatra so that they could seek the blessings of their deity.
5 Lines on Rath Yatra
1) RathYatra is organized in Puri, Orissa.
2) It is dedicated to lord Jagannath.
3) Huge procession takes place during this event.
4) Large chariots are built for lord Jagannath.
5) Massive gathering takes place to pull the chariots.
20 Lines on Rath Yatra
1) The term “Rath Yatra” is referred for any public procession which includes chariot/s.
2) The Rath Yatra festival of Jagannath Puri is a grand chariot festival celebrated in the Indian state of Odisha.
3) Procession has three chariots for Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra (Brother of Jagannath) and Subhadra (sister of Jagannath).
4) The procession is witnessed by millions of devotees from across the country as well as the world.
5) The chariot carrying lord Jagannath is the largest of the three with height reaching up to 45 feet.
6) Lord Jagannath’s chariot is adorned by four white horses in front and is placed on 16 wheels.
7) The chariot of lord Jagannath is mostly covered by a red and yellow colored canopy.
8) Every year, new chariots are built to carry the deities and take part in the procession.
9) Artists and craftsmen start working on building the chariots months before the scheduled day.
10) The festival of Rath Yatra is being observed since the days of Purana.
1) Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra is a chariot procession carried annually at Jagannath Puri in the Indian state of Odisha.
12) The festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated every year in the month of June-July.
13) Chariots are pulled by devotees for three kilometers allowing the congregation to worship the deities.
14) The procession begins from Main Street of Puri called Badadanda and travels to Sri Gundicha temple.
15) Upon reaching Gundicha temple the deities stay there for nine days.
16) On their way back to Jagannath temple, the deities are halted at Mausi Maa Temple and offered local baked bread.
17) The Rath Yatra festival is observed in the month of Asadha, usually falling in the Gregorian months of June-July.
18) Rath Yatra festival is also celebrated abroad in places like New York, where there is significant population of devotees.
19) The Rath Yatra depicts the childhood journey of Lord; hence the deities are in their child forms.
20) Huge chariots of Rath Yatra inspired the British to coin the word “Juggernaut”.
Lord Jagannath is considered as the incarnation of Lord Krishna in Orissa and Rath Yatra is dedicated to him. Lord Jagannath along with BalBhadra and Subhadra sits on a chariot and go to their maternal aunt’s home i.e. Gundicha Devi’s temple. This is the day when the devotee can have the physical presence of their deity and they are very happy and blessed that they are touching their god’s chariot and pulling them. They get a chance to spend time with Jagannath and a time when their lord would shower blessings upon them.