Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2011 date is July 3, Sunday 2011


Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2011 or car festival of Puri Jagannath temple is one of the largest religious ceremonies of India. Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2011 date is July 3, Sunday. Puri Rathyatra commemorates the journey of Lord Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is started on Dwitiya of Ashad Shukla Paksha, in Orissa. This festival is celebrated for 9 days. This day, Rath of lord Krishna along with Rath of Subhadra and Balram is taken out with full excitement. Rath Yarta is famous all over India.

Jagannath Puri occasion is a famous Hindu festival of Orissa.It is celebrated in Ashad month. In this festival, a ride or Yatra of three God is carried out. On this occasion, the decorated chariot of the 3 deities is pulled to Gundicha temple, situated 2km away from Jagannath temple. And, they are brought back on the 9th day. In the year 2011, this Yatra will be from 3rd July to 12th July.
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra 2011 logo
During this festival, Subhadra, Balram and lord Krishna are worshipped for 9 days. To have a vision of this Rath Yatra, lakhs of devotees gather here. The fame of this Rath Yatra has crossed the boundaries of nation and has gained popularity world wide. The festival of lord Jagannath is celebrated in Puri, situated at the eastern coast of sea in Orissa. God Jagannath is known as the incarnation of lord Vishnu.

Lord Jagannath is praised for these 9 days. According to a mythological belief, Shankracharya established the Govardhan Pith at that place. From ancient time, Puri had a religious and spiritual significance because of the saint and Mahatmas. Monastery of various saints can be seen here.

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is started on Dwitiya of Ashad Shukla Paksha,It is said, in the Treta Yug Rameshwaram Dham was the holy place. In Dwapar Yug, Dwarika was the place of welfare and in Kali Yug it’s Jagannath Puri Dham. It is one of the four main Dhams of India.

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