Monday, June 25, 2012

Jagannath 'Rath Yatra'‎ on Its Full Splendour

Catching the admiration of the world with its vibrant merrymaking and unusual beliefs, Rath Yatra Festival of Puri, in the Indian state of Orissa is back with a bang.

The ceremonies of this auspicious festival started on Thursday, 21st June and will last for nine days packed with exciting celebrations and holy rituals.

The news reports show that as always hordes of holiday makers have booked tickets on flights to India to show their presence in this annual festival. Those who are already enjoying their holiday breaks in the country can plan a tour to Orrisa to explore the mammoth size fanfare.

Rath Yatra is an annual festival marked with the journey of the three deities- Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra. In this auspicious occasion, the devotees of Lord Jagannath pull the three deities from Jagannath temple to the Gundicha temple on three ornamented wooden chariots.

Upholding the traditional rituals, Rath Yatra 2012 features 45-foot-high "Nandighosh, the chariot of Lord Jagannath standing impressively with 16 huge wooden wheels. The two other chariots, 'Taladhwaja, 44-foot-high and Balabhadra's and Subhadra's 'Darpadalan', 43 feet tall, are equally striking, wining the admiration of every foreign traveller and making their efforts put in to net airlines with cheap flights to India.

The last couple of days, before the Yatra comes to an end, are going to see the festival draw hordes of domestic devotees as well as foreign cultural buffs, many of whom would soon be arriving on last minute cheap flight deals to be a part of a revelry that remains unmatched all across the universe. Other than the Rath Yatra, tourists will be able to enjoy a cluster of other related activities in the region.


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