The Ropes of Rath Yatra in Puri crafts sacred bonds

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 27, 2024 IST

In Puri, the ropes used to pull the chariots during Rath Yatra are revered for their sacred significance

In Puri, the ropes used to pull the chariots during Rath Yatra are revered for their sacred significance. These ropes play a crucial role in guiding the colossal chariots bearing Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra to their destination, the Gundicha temple, during their annual pilgrimage.

 

Traditionally, the devotees themselves pull these three grand chariots along the Grand Road of Puri. As Rath Yatra 2024 approaches, understanding the importance of these divine ropes becomes paramount.

 

The ropes, known as 'Basuki Nag', are crafted in Birapratapur village of Puri district. Previously sourced from Kerala, they are now meticulously manufactured at the Odisha Cooperative Coir Corporation Ltd factory in Birapratapur near Chandanpur. 

 

Each rope spans 220 feet in length with an 8-inch diameter, requiring approximately 115 kg of jute string, along with 30 liters of mobil and 15 liters of kerosene oil. It takes fifteen skilled laborers two days to complete one rope.

 

Twenty such ropes are prepared annually, with fourteen designated for chariot pulling and six for cordoning off the chariots. Both men and women partake in this sacred task, dressed in new or clean attire and observing Habisyanna rituals during production. Local servitors contribute tirelessly, working day and night to ensure the ropes are crafted with utmost sanctity.

 

Touching these ropes is believed to absolve devotees of sins and liberate them from the cycle of reincarnation, attracting participants from diverse religious backgrounds to partake in this auspicious celebration.

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