Rath Yatra

Religious in Puri

Immense wooden chariots containing Lord Jagannath, brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra are hauled from Jagannath Mandir to Gundicha Mandir, beside Puri’s main bus stand. The Ulta Rath Yatra (return trip of the chariots) takes place about 10 days later. The English word juggernaut supposedly derives from the sight of Jagannath's massive chariot rolling unstoppably down the road during the procession.

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