Jagannath Rath Yatra 2018 – Legends, Rituals and Some Interesting Facts
Published on July 11, 2018
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Jagannath Rath Yatra 2018 Date and It’s Significance
Every year on the auspicious day of Ashadh Sud 2, in early July, Rath Yatra festival is celebrated at Jagannath Puri in the state of Orissa. The Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad also organises the Rath Yatra. This year the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad falls on July 14, 2018.
Legend Behind Jagannath Rath Yatra
Once in Dwarka, Lord Krishna’s eight queens requested mother Rohini to narrate the divine episodes of Lord Krishna with the Gopis. But Rohini was unwilling to narrate the episodes. After a great deal of insistence, she relented. She asked Subhadra to guard the door when she recited the episodes. The Vraj Katha soon absorbed Subhadra. Soon, Lord Shri Krishna and Balaram arrived at the doorway. With arms wide apart she stood between the two and prevented them from entering. However, Rohini’s story telling soon engrossed them all! Just then the sage Narad arrived. Seeing the siblings standing together like idols, he humbly prayed, ‘Will the three of you grant darshan in this manner forever’. Lords granted the boon. And the three eternally reside in the Jagannath temple in Puri. Indeed, the grace of Lord can brighten the life of his devotee. Will your life be blessed too? Find it out with our Detailed Life Report.