Jagannath Rath Yatra is a big Hindu event that happens every year in the Indian city of Puri, in the state of Odisha. It is a very important event that draws people from all over the world by the millions. Lord Jagannath’s brothers Balabhadra and Subhadra ride with him in his chariot during the event. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the digital coverage of the event through online platforms. This article goes into depth about the Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 and talks about when it is likely to come out on TV or online platforms.
About Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra
The Jagannath Rath Yatra is also known as the Gundicha Yatra or Chariot Festival because it is during this time of year when Lord Jagannath, along with his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, emerges from the temple and marches towards the Gundicha shrine in chariots called Raths. A vast number of devotees pull the chariots of the three deities during the Yatra.
After the three deities have been seated in the decorated chariots or Raths, the spectacular Rath Yatra begins. Nandighosha is Lord Jagannath’s chariot, Taladhwaja is Lord Balabhadra’s chariot, and Darpadalan is Goddess Subhadra’s chariot.
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra Date
The times for the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra are set by the Hindu lunar calendar, but most of the celebrations take place in June and July. Because of this, it is being celebrated in Puri and many other Indian states today (June 20, 2023) as well.
The most popular Rath Yatra Festival is also held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. After the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra, it is thought to be the second largest Rath Yatra in the country.
When will the Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Start?
The lucky Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2023 starts on June 20 at 10:04 pm and ends on June 21 at 7:09 pm. Preparations for this big event start months in advance, and lots of people come to see the three gods.
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Schedule
|June 20, 2023||Tuesday||
Beginning of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023
|June 24, 2023||Saturday||Hera Panchami|
|June 27, 2023||Tuesday||Sandhya Darshan|
|June 28, 2023||Wednesday||Bahuda Yatra|
|June 29, 2023||Thursday||Sunabesa|
|June 29, 2023||Friday||Aadhar Pana|
|July 1, 2023||Saturday||Niladri BJ|
How to Watch the Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live?
You can watch live coverage of the Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 on DD-Bharati, DD-Odia, and other Doordarshan stations.
The Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 can be watched live on the main YouTube channel of Doordarshan. The famous Yatra can also be watched live on mobile devices through the Jio Cinema app.
On June 20, at 8 a.m., Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 will be shown live on TV.
Historical Background of Jagannath Rath Yatra
Jagannath Rath Yatra has a long history dating back to ancient times. The first Rath Yatra is thought to have occurred around 5,000 years ago. King Indradyumna started the practice when he dreamed of the wooden figures of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra.
The idols were discovered and installed in Puri’s famous Jagannath Temple, which hosts the annual Rath Yatra. Over the ages, the festival has grown in popularity and has become one of India’s most important religious celebrations.
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