This year, the Jagannath Yatra starts from June 25 and it is all set to ends on 3rd July. The day that falls on July 3, that is the end of Yatra is being addressed as the return cart festival or Bahuda Jatra.

Amid tight security, Odisha’s Puri is ready for the Rath Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath. Ten thousand reportedly as per expected to attend the religious fervor this year. The 5000-year-old chariot festival marks and grades the return of Lord Krishna to Vrindavan alongside his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017: Odisha’s biggest festival started; let’s know some interesting facts

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This year, the Jagannath Yatra starts from June 25 and ends on July 3. The day that falls on July 3, that is the end of Yatra which is also considered as the return of cart festival or Bahuda Jatra. Rain plays the crucial role during the Rath Yatra in Puri.

Wishing all of you a very Happy Rath Yatra 2017: Special article about the special festival

According to Hindu calendar, this yatra is celebrated every year on Ashadh Shukla Dwitiya. This Rath festival usually commences in the month of June or July. This yatra includes three majestic chariots — Nandighosa (Lord Jagannath), Taladwaja (Balabhadra) and Darpadalan (Subhadra).

The Rath Yatra has been going on in the country since 12th century Jagannath Temple, situated in Puri. On the occasion of Rath Yatra, devotees actually pull these three chariots on the grand road to the Gundicha Temple, which is located about three kilometers from the main temple.

In the meantime, the famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik and he are having the world record and got the place in Limca Book of  Record has carved beautiful art on Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at the Puri beach in Odisha with message “Let us all immerse in the spirit of unity & brotherhood”.

The Rath Yatra is the only festival where the devotees take the deity out of the temple for the journey in the whole world. As per believes it is said that the people who attend the festival Rath Yatra find their way towards heaven after death.

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017: Odisha’s biggest festival started; let’s know some interesting facts

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The entire state, as well as many people across the country, attends the Rath Yatra only to have a splendid glance and to seek darshan and blessings from the Lord Jagannath of Puri and also to witness the holy view in Puri.

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