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Rath Yatra: “festival of the chariots”, India

Rath Yatra

Rath Yatra is one of India’s largest and most important festivals, drawing more than a million pilgrims and devotees to the streets of Puri.

The significance of this “festival of the chariots” derives from the fact that it’s one of the only times that three wooden deities leave the temple of Jagannath, allowing non-Hindus and visitors to see them. The three figurines that make the trip are Jagannath (considered to be the lord of the universe and an incarnation of Vishnu, the god of preservation), his older brother Balabhadra, and their sister Subhadra. They travel more than a mile in elaborately constructed, 45-foot-tall wooden chariots on Bada Danda—Puri’s main street—from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha Temple, where they stay for nine days.

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