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Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri on 4th July 2019

The biggest Rathyatra festival of the world is the Rathyatra in Sri Jagannath Puri. Lord Jagannath, Baladev, Subhadra and Sudarshan come out of the main temple and adorn Their respective chariots. The chariots are huge and amazingly beautiful. This event of the Lord coming out of the temple is known as Pahandi. After Pahandi, the King of Odisha comes to greet Their Lordships on the chariots and various rituals are observed. Then an ocean of millions of people pull the chariots to take the Lords to Gundica Temple. That’s the most spectacular thing to witness. In Gundica, the Lord resides for seven days and then again They come back in another amazing procession. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, during His time in Puri used to attend this Rathyatra festival, whose description is found in details in Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. Please come along and witness one of the biggest annual religious events of the world and be blessed. Jay Jagannath!

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