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Ratha Yatra remembers Lord Jagannath

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 11:25:00 PM

Ratha Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Orissa, India. It is also known as Car Festival. This Festival remembers Lord Jagannath's annual visit to Gundicha mata's temple via aunt's home (Mausi Maa Temple which is near Balagandi Chaka in Puri).

In this rath yatra the idols of Lord Puri Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra are taken out in a procession to Gundicha Temple and remain there for nine days. Then the idols or Rath  Yatra returns to Puri Jagannath temple. The return journey of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra is known as Bahuda Yatra.The festival is also known as Gundicha Jatra, Ghosa Jatra, Navadina Jatra, Dasavatara Jatra and by a variety of other names.

Jagannatha is considered a form of Vishnu by the Hindus and Buddha by Buddhists."Jagannath" means "Master, Lord" (natha) of the "World, Universe" (Jagata).The most significant of Jagannath's many shrines is the temple at Puri, Orissa.

Puri is a city and the district headquarters of puri district, situated on the Bay of Bengal 60 kilometres south of the state capital Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Orissa. It is also known as Jagannath Puri after the 11th century Jagannath Temple located in the city. Puri is a holy city of the Hindus as a part of the Char Dham pilgrimages.

Send an e-card from . It is a user friendly website and is easy to use. We have a nice collection of rath yatra invitation and e-cards. You can view some of the invitation and e-cards on the homepage.

Copy & paste the link in your browser. It will take you to the rath yatra invitations.

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