Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022 : Ratha Yatra, also known as the Chariot Festival, is a major festival of Hindus that is held every year at Puri, Odisha and Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The tradition of Jagannath Rath Yatra is very old with its description being found in old Purans and Samhitas. During the festival, procession of three chariots of Lord Jagannath, His brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Goddess Subhadra are carried out from the Jagannath temple to the Gundicha Temple making a stop at the Mausi Maa Temple.
Chariots of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are made and decorated in different styles same as the one followed for centuries and are carried by the priests. It is considered highly auspicious to pull the chariot and is therefore joined by large number of followers. In this article, important details related to Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022 has been provided.
Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022
Jagannath Rath Yatra is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashadha. According to the Gregorian calendar, this usually falls in the month of June or July every year. In the upcoming year 2022, the Jagannath Rath Yatra will be carried on Friday, July 1. This day is observed as a gazetted holiday in the state of Odisha and all kind of institutions remain close.
Similar to Jagannath Rath Yatra, Kang Rath Yatra is celebrated in the state of Manipur. It is a 9-day long festival in which processions are carried out with a chariot housing the Meitei God Lainingthou Sanamahi. Although the history of Kang Rath Yatra is very old, it was stopped some 350+ years ago and was resumed recently in 2018.
Date Of Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022
The Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2022 festival will start from Odisha (Puri) on o1 July 2022 and will end on 12 July 2022. This year’s Jagannath Rath Yatra is very special and important because the people will get to witness and participate in the live Jagannath Rath Yatra after a hiatus of 2 years owing to the COVID19 pandemic.
Celebration Of Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022
Jagannath Rath Yatra observes devotees in large number who come from all over the world to be a part of this festival. A huge procession is carried out with drums clanging, devotional songs, dance performances going out all around. Let us know some more about the celebrations and festivities related to Jagannath Rath Yatra.
Significance Of Jagannath Rathyatra 2022
For someone seeking moral merit and ultimate release, the Rath Yatra holds enormous significance. Anyone who draws the rope connected to the deities’ chariots and assists others in doing so, or just touches the rope or chariots, is said to gain the merit of several penances. Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra’s accoutrements become one with the deity himself.