Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2012 Date, Ratha Yatra 2012 dates
Lord Jagannath is presiding deity at Puri temple located in then state of Orissa. Lord Krishna is known as Lord Jagannath in the part ofIndia. Rath Yatra is one of the festive events for then temple of lord Jagannath at Puri. The significance of this Rath Yatra is travel from to Gokul toMathura.
When is Rath Yatra for lord Puri Jagannath starts?
Every Hindu devotee in Orissa and other parts of Indiawait for then occasion of Puri Jagannath Yatra. There is no fixed date for the commencement of Rath Yatra for lord Jagannath at Puri. Rath Yatra commences on then Dwitiya on the sukla half of Ashada month. This year in 2012 the Ratha Yatra commences on 21st June 2012 and this lasts for about 9 days.
What is Jagannath Puri Ratha Yatra?
Three chariots are prepared for Ratha Yatra. These chariots will look like the replicas of the temple. The chariots are almost 45 feet in height. These chariots are pulled by a rope by the devotees participating in this Ratha Yatra procession. This year for Ratha Yatra 2012, the arrangements have already begun. Idols of lord Jagannath and his brother Balabhadra and sister subhadra are taken in three separate chariots as procession in the town ofPuri. These idols are kept at Gundicha temple and kept there for nine days. And these idols are got back in then same manner as procession and kept in their actual place.
It is the belief of Hindu devotees to touch the chariots of Rath Yatra is auspicious. There will huge crowd and some times there will be stampede at this procession. Devotees should be careful while participating in this procession of Ratha Yatra 2012 for Jagannath at Puri.