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Business News/ News / India/  Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023: Tripura CM Manik Saha inaugurates 'Rath Yatra' in Agartala
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Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023: Tripura CM Manik Saha inaugurates 'Rath Yatra' in Agartala

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: The annual Jagannath Rath Yatra is being celebrated in Odisha and Gujarat.

Puri: Crowd of devotees during the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, in Puri. (PTI Photo)Premium
Puri: Crowd of devotees during the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, in Puri. (PTI Photo)

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: The Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is an important annual festival held in Odhisha's Puri. It is an annual chariot festival dedicated to Lord Jagannath. The Puri Rath Yatra 2023 is celebrated from June 20 and devotees from across the country visit the state and the temple town during this period. Apart from Odisha, the world-famous Rath Yatra Festival is also celebrated in Gujarat. The 'Ratha Yatra' Festival celebrated in Ahmedabad is considered to be the second biggest Rath Yatra in the country after the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra.

21 Jun 2023, 10:43:02 AM IST

10 lakh devotees take part in Rath Yatra

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: 10 lakh devotees took part in the Rath yatra in Odisha, as reported by TOI.

21 Jun 2023, 10:37:07 AM IST

What is Bahuda Yatra ?

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: After reaching Gundicha Temple, the three deities begin their journey to return to Lord Jagannath Temple, known as Bahuda Yatra, at the end of the ten-day celebration. The date for the return yatra is June 28, 2023. The return rath yatra commences on the tenth day of the Ashadha month.

21 Jun 2023, 10:26:06 AM IST

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2023: Date and Time

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: This year, the auspicious Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra will take place on June 20. The Jagannath Yatra will commence on June 20 at 10:04 pm and will end on June 21 at 7:09 pm. The preparations for the festival begin months before the festival.

The grand Rath Yatra begins after the three deities are established on the decorated chariots. Lord Jagannath's chariot is called Nandighosha, Lord Balabhadra's chariot is called Taladhwaja, and Goddess Subhadra's chariot is called Darpadalan. These chariots are pulled by a large number of devotees.

21 Jun 2023, 09:34:16 AM IST

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21 Jun 2023, 08:49:14 AM IST

Did you know the chariots are made afresh every year?

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: The chariots that carry ‘Lord Jagannath, his siblings- brother Balabhadra (Balarama), and sister Subhadra’ are made afresh every year. Often these chariots are made by traditional carpenters with no formal training. Many of them have not even attended school.

Three gigantic chariots are constructed every year afresh for the annual rath yatra, they are made by traditional carpenters.

"They have no manuals, architectural drawings or modern machines, but a group of craftsmen make gigantic and identical chariots for Lord Jagannath and his two siblings in Puri every year, using only traditional knowledge," says Sudarshan Mekap, the caretaker of the chariots.

21 Jun 2023, 08:04:22 AM IST

Important things you should know

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: This year, the auspicious Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra will end on June 21 at 7:09 pm. The preparations for the festival begin months before the festival.

The grand Rath Yatra begins after the three deities are established on the decorated chariots. Lord Jagannath's chariot is called Nandighosha, Lord Balabhadra's chariot is called Taladhwaja, and Goddess Subhadra's chariot is called Darpadalan. These chariots are pulled by a large number of devotees.

21 Jun 2023, 07:54:20 AM IST

3 minors die in lightning strikes in Jharkhand

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 Live: Three minors died in lightning strikes at two places in Jharkhand’s Hazaribag on Tuesday, an official said. In Salwar area, two persons died and 12 others were injured in a lightning strike while returning from a Rath Yatra procession, he said. Eight of them suffered grievous injuries, he said. The incident took place around 4.45 pm along a stretch of National Highway-100 (Hazaribag-Bagodar Road). “Two devotees were killed and 12 injured while they were returning from a Rath Yatra," Sub-Divisional Officer, Hazaribag Sadar, Vidyabhushan Kumar, told PTI.

21 Jun 2023, 07:22:37 AM IST

In Ahmedabad one man dies, five spectators injured

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 LIVE: A man died and five others were injured after a balcony of a dilapidated house on the route of the annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra procession collapsed in Dariapur locality here on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Some of the injured were standing on the second-storey balcony watching the chariot procession while some were standing underneath, said inspector J S Chaudhary of Dariapur police station.

21 Jun 2023, 06:54:35 AM IST

Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra passes off peacefully, lakhs of devotees turn up on streets

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 LIVE: The 146th edition of the annual Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra or chariot procession passed off peacefully in the city on Tuesday with lakhs of devotees thronging the streets and police maintaining a tight vigil. 

In an unfortunate incident, a man died and few others were injured when the balcony of a house along the procession route collapsed. When the Raths or chariots were returning to the temple, the one carrying Lord Balbhadra or Balram suffered a snag in Ghee Kanta area, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Komal Vyas. 

"While the chariots of Lord Jagannath and sister Subhadra reached the temple by 8:30 pm, the third chariot (of Balbhadra) reached a little late because it malfunctioned in Ghee Kanta area. The issue was resolved quickly by welding the broken part," said Vyas. 

The three chariots started their journey around 7.30 in the morning down the 18-km route after Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel performed 'Pahind Vidhi', a symbolic ritual of cleaning the way for the Raths with a golden broom, at the 400-year-old Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area.

21 Jun 2023, 06:53:19 AM IST

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announces ₹2-cr assistance for Odisha's Bahanaga

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 LIVE: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited Odisha’s Bahanaga, where 292 people died in a recent rail disaster, and announced an assistance of 2 crore for development of the area. Vaishnaw, who is on a three-day visit to the state, went to Bahanaga in Balasore district and met the Good Samaritans, who actively participated in the rescue and relief operations immediately after the accident on June 2.

The minister also felicitated some of the locals. Vaishnaw said while 1 crore assistance will be provided from his MP fund for development of Bahanaga, another 1 crore will be released from the Railways’ fund for strengthening the healthcare services in the area.

“The manner in which the people of Bahanaga helped in the rescue operation in the aftermath of the train accident is really praiseworthy. I came here to personally thank them," he said.

21 Jun 2023, 06:40:40 AM IST

Tripura CM Manik Saha inaugurates 'Rath Yatra' in Agartala

Amidst the heavy rainfall, Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha joined the general public during the inauguration of the 'Rath Yatra' organized by the ISKCON temple in Agartala. The annual Rath Yatra is a magnificent festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Tripura.

Addressing the gathering, CM Dr Saha expressed the state's excitement and anticipation for the arrival of the Rath Yatra. He emphasized the festival's traditional significance, which traditionally begins at the Jagannath Bari Temple in Tripura. Dr.

"We eagerly await the arrival of Rath Yatra, a grand festival celebrated with enthusiasm. In Tripura, the Rath Yatra traditionally begins at the Jagannath Bari Temple. Yesterday, I had the privilege of inaugurating the oldest Rath Yatra in Melaghar and personally visited the event", said CM.

21 Jun 2023, 06:38:03 AM IST

14 injured, 82 faint during Rath Yatra in Puri

At least 14 people were injured during the pulling of Lord Balabhadra’s Taladwaj chariot here on Tuesday, officials said. The incident took place in the afternoon when the Taladwaj chariot reached Marichikote Chhak. They have been admitted to Puri District Headquarters Hospital. "We have received 14 injured persons and one of them is critical," a doctor said. Officials said a woman devotee fell down while walking in the crowd leading to a stampede-like situation.

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