Puri Jagganath rath yatra known for its joy and cultural heritage in the state of Odisha will not spread the spiritual bliss on roads of Odisha this 2020 amid this pandemic with stay from supreme court after ages, this rath yatra is performed since 1737 without fail every year with a series of events put forward the auspicious occasion on June 23.
supreme court says the lord of the world – JAGGANATH won’t forgive us if we let happen yatra this year, lakhs of people attend to be part of this glory each year, and the situation with pandemic will make things worse to deal with, having the concern to have to control the rath yatra event has stayed this 2020.
What is special about Puri Jagganath temple?
Very often we see gods with their spouse, but here we could worship Lord Krishna along with his brother Balarama and his sister Subhadra,
carved not on metal or stone but on wood with large heads and disproportionate limbs accompanied by Sudarshana Chakra .by an artisan way back.
On the occasion of rath yatra, the idols are decorated with 208 kg of gold to restructure the beauty of the idols.
chariot -importance of rath yatra?
This yatra is performed to revive the childhood of Krishna spent with his siblings, the chariot with 16 wheels of Krishna “NANDIGHOSA”, Balarama’s TALADHWAJA with 14 wheels & chariot of Subhadra’s “DWARAPALANA” with 12 wheels heading from the main temple through mausi temple of gundinci for the Prasad served in 108 pots and banana leaves.
devotees are heartbroken this year……
lakhs of people gather for this occasion since this being canceled, people are left heartbroken and are left in tears, protests being made for the change in the verdict given by sc to perform rath yatra with limited devootes since the chariots are ready, and all the preparations are done in view of this novel coronavirus.