Rath Yatra 2024: Chariot pulling resumes on second day

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 08, 2024 IST

Rath Yatra 2024: Chariot pulling resumes on second day

Bhubaneswar, July 8: Lakhs of devotees today gathered on the Grand Road in Puri as the pulling chariots of Lord Jagannath, and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra resumed on the second day.

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Earlier yesterday, the pulling of chariots began at 5 pm, followed by the ritualistic ‘Pahandi Bije’ and other traditional ceremonies for the deities. These rituals included the ‘Chhera Pahanra niti’ performed by Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, as well as the Charamala Phita, Ghoda Lagi, and Sarathi Lagi rituals of the holy trinity.

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In accordance with ancient traditions, the pulling of the chariots was stopped after sunset and the chariots of the three deities were halted at different locations. 

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While the ‘Taladhwaja’ chariot of Lord Balabhadra stopped at Marichikote Chhak, Devi Subhadra’s Darpadalana chariot halted near Srikrishna Cinema Hall. On the other hand, Lord Jagannath’s ‘Nandighosha’ chariot came to a stop after being pulled a few meters from the Singhadwara, the main entrance of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri.

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Lakhs of enthusiastic devotees gathered on the Grand Road of Puri to witness the majestic raths of the deities and to participate in pulling the chariots.

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