» »Extravaganza of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra – Part 2

Extravaganza of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra – Part 2

By Akshatha Vinayak

Puri Rath Yatra has a long tradition and has a lot of amazing customs. In this article, let us know more about a few more rituals performed during the Rath Yatra in Puri.

Anavasara or Anasara

It is believed that the gods get the fever after the elaborate bath. Hence, they are hidden in Anasara Pindi for 15 days. Devotees are not allowed to see these deities until the previous day of Rath Yatra.

Check - Extravganza of Puri Rath Yatra - Part 1

Puri Rath Yatra

Gudicha Temple
Photo Courtesy: Tantrik71

Chhera Pahara

This ritual signifies that a King (Raja) is said to sweep the ground around the deities. He clears the path for the chariots to take part in the Rath Yatra. Just signifies that all are equal before the eyes of God.

Puri Rath Yatra

Narmada Tank
Photo Courtesy: Aditya Mahar

Rath Yatra Puri

Finally, the Rath Yatra where all the chariots are taken in the procession on the Bada Danda road. The chariots are taken to Shri Gudicha Temple (Lord Jagannath's aunt's house).

Niladri Bije

The deities are taken out of the chariots and taken back to the Jagannath Temple. Niladri Bije marks the end of Puri Rath Yatra which is also known as Pahandi ritual.

How to Reach Puri Jagannath Temple

By Bus: Puri has a good transport facilities connecting all the major cities

By Train: Puri Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Click - How to Reach Puri

Hope you enjoyed Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is nothing less than a bliss to be a part of the age old festival in Odisha!

Read more about: fairs and festivals puri odisha

Get best deals on travel, receive travel tips and travel stories instantly.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Nativeplanet sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Nativeplanet website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more