You should know about the Rath Yatra and some important things about Chariots

Rath_yatra 2020

What is Rath Yatra?

Rath Yatra is a famous Hindu festival. Now the Rath Yatra Date is Tuesday, 23th June. Its also known as Car Festival or Chariot Festival. This festival related to Lord Shree Jagannath Held at in Puri, Odisha, India. Many many years ago Hindus celebrated this festival. This Rath Yatra Festival will celebrate all over the world. All information descript in Brahma Purana, Padma Purana, Kapila Samhita, and Skanda Purana.

We celebrate the festival once a year in Asadha Shukla Dwitiya means Ashadha Month Second day in Bright Fortnight. This Festival remembers Lord Shree Jagannath’s visit annually to Gundicha Temple known as Mausi Maa Temple.

This Rathyatra is a part there Lord Shree Jagannath and his Elder brother Lord Balabhadra and younger sister Devi Subhadra with Sudarsan are going with the procession to main Temple to Chariot. The Chariot or Rath is ready in front of the temple at Puri Bada-Danda. This doing Process called Panhandle.

This Yatra starts from Madan Mohan with Lord Jagannath, brother Lord Balabhadra, and sister Devi Subhadra to Mausi Maa Temple distance about 3.5km Approx.

Also Read:-Did you know why idols of Lord Jagannath has unfinished hands

Name of 3 Chariots in Rath Yatra

Name of 3 Chariots in Rath Yatra

All three gods and goddess have own three Raths (Chariots)

  • One of the Big Rath is Lord Shree Jagannath, that’s name is Nandighosa Rath.
  • Next is Lord Shree Balavdra Rath name is Taladhwaja Rath.
  • Sister of Shree Jagannath Devi Subhadra Rath’s name is Devadalana Rath.

Only females can pull the Devi Subhadra’s, Devadalana Rath.

Why We Celebrate Rathyatra?

This Festival is most of the famous festival of Puri District in Odisha. This festival dedicated to Lord Shree Jagannath, elder brother Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. We celebrated this festival once a year in the month of June or July. Lord Jagannath, Elder brother Lord Balaram and his younger sister Devi Subhadra there annual vacation visit to aunt’s Temple called Gundicha temple, this yatra called Gundicha Yatra. And also this yatra is known as Chariot Festival, Dasavatara yatra, and Navadina Yatra.

We believe that every year Lord Shree Jagannath visits his birthplace Mathura and stays there in 7 days. It takes place every year from the Lord Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha Temple to fulfill his wish. When Lord Shree Jagannath travels to Gundicha, he is seated on the chariot, after that we pull with rope the chariot and takes it to Gundicha Temple.

What is the name of Lord Jagannath’s Rath?

What is the name of Lord Jagannath’s Rath

Lord Shree Jagannath Rath’s (Chariot) name is Nandighosa Rath. This Rath has 45 feet long and it has 16 wheels. The Rath has 4 horses on the front and the color is white. The Chariot has covered with Yellow and Red color cloth. This Rath big one other than two raths. Two guards of the Chariot’s name are Daruka and Garuda. The Flag of the Chariot name as Trailokyamohini. The rope which pulls the chariot’s name is Shankahchuda. In the Chariot along with the Lord, Shree Jagannath’s other idols name has Rudra, Hanuman, Krushna, Narayana, Nrusimgha, Govardhana, Trivikrama, and Varaha. The Chariot weapons are Sankha and Chakra. Nandi Mukh is known as the face of the Nandighosha rath. The Sarathi name of this Chariot Arjun.

What is the name of Lord Balabhadra’s Rath?

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Shree Balabhadra’s Chariot’s name is Taladhwaja Rath. The Chariots Height is 44 feet and it has 14 wheels. The Chariots have 4 horses on the front and its color is black. The rath was covered with Green and Red color cloth. There is two guardian name is Vasudev and Matali. Gatekeepers of Chariot’s name is Nanda and Sunanda. The Flag of the Chariot’s name as Unnani. The rope which pulls the chariot’s name is Basuki. The chariot also has the other idol’s names are Natamvara, Ganesha, Kartikeya, Mukteshwar, Sarvamangala, Halayudha, Mrutyunjaya, Sheshadeva, and Pralambari. The Chariot weapons are Hala and Musala. Ketu Bhadra is known as the face of the Taladhwaja Rath.

What is the name of Devi Subhadra’s  Rath?

Sister of Shree Jagannath Devi Subhadra’s Chariot’s name is Debadalana Rath. The Chariots Height is 43 feet and it has 12 wheels. The Chariots have 4 horses on the front and its color is red. The rath was covered with Black and Red color cloth. There is two guardian name is Jayadurga and Arjuna. The Flag of the Chariot name as Nadambika. The rope which pulls the chariot’s name is Swarnachuda. The chariot also has the other idol’s names are Mangala, Chandi, Shyama Kali, Vanadurga, Chamunda, Ugratara, Shulidurga, Varahi, and Bimala. The Chariot weapons are Padma and Kalhar. Bhakti Sumedha is known as the face of the Debadalana Rath.

Know All Details About Chariots/Raths

 

Nandighosa-Rath-Picture

Nandighosa Rath

Chariot’s LordLord Shree Jagannath
MaterialWood
No. of Wood Used832 Pieces
Height45 Feet
Wheels16
Horses NameJwalani, Mochica, Samkha, and Rochica
Horse ColourWhite
ColourRed and Yellow
Sarathi NameDaruka
Rath PalaShri Nrusingha
Guard NameGaruda
Flag NameTrailakyamohini
Rope NameSankhachuda
Face NameNandi Mukh
WeaponsSankha and chakra

 

Taladhwaja-Rath-image

Taladwhaja Rath

Chariot’s LordLord Shree Balabhadra
MaterialWood
No. of Wood Used763 Pieces
Height44 Feet
Wheels14
Horses NameSiddha, Dhruti, Sthira, and Sthiti
Horse ColourBlack
ColourGreen and Red
Sarathi NameSudyaumna/Matali
Rath PalaShri Ananta
Guard NameVasudev
Flag NameUnnani
Rope NameBasuki
Face NameKetu Bhadra
WeaponsHala and Musala

 

Debadalana-ratha-images

Debadalana Rath

Chariot’s LordDevi Subhadra
MaterialWood
No. of Wood Used539 Pieces
Height43 Feet
Wheels12
Horses NameAnuja, Prajna, Aghora, and Ghora
Horse ColourRed
ColourBlack and Red
Sarathi NameArjuna
Rath PalikaBana Durga
Guard NameJayadurga
Flag NameNadambika
Rope NameSwarnachuda
Face NameBhakti Sumedha
WeaponsPadma and Kalhar

What is the name of Horses used in Chariots?

Chariot-horses-name

Lord Shree Jagannath’s Nandighosa Rath

There are 4 number of wooden horses attach in the front of Chariot and horses’ colors are White. Names are

  • Jwalani
  • Rochica
  • Samkha
  • Mochica

Lord Shree Balabhadra’s Taladhwaja Rath

There are 4 number of wooden horses attach in the front of Chariot and horses’ colors are Black. Names are

  • Siddha
  • Sthira
  • Sthiti
  • Dhruti

Devi Subhadra’s Debalalana Rath

There are 4 number of wooden horses attach in the front of Chariot and horses’ colors are Red. Names are

  • Aghora
  • Anuja
  • Prajna
  • Ghora

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