Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2024 also will be commemorated on July 7. This annual celebration is believed to be of immense significance to devotees of Lord Jagannath and is marked with great fervour and enthusiasm by people across the country. Jagannath Rath Yatra is believed to be the oldest and largest Hindu chariot festival. Every year, millions of devotees from across the country head over to Jagannath Puri to experience this festival live. Those who cannot travel can also try to catch a glimpse of the Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 livestream. As we prepare to celebrate Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024, here is everything you need to know about this festival. In this article, we bring you Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2024 date, shubh tithi and significance to mark Puri's Rath Yatra.

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2024 Date

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2024 will be marked on July 7. The date of the Rath Yatra varies every year and is based on the Hindu Lunar calendar. This annual celebration falls on Dwitiya Tithi in the bright half of the lunar month of Ashadh. The Dwitiya Tithi for Puri Rath Yatra 2024 begins at 04:26 AM on July 07, 2024, and will go on till 04:59 AM on July 08, 2024.

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra Significance

Lord Jagannath is an avatar of Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped with great fervour and devotion, especially in and around Puri, Orissa. The Jagannath temple is considered to be one of the Char Dham pilgrimages and is visited by devotees around the year. However, visiting the Puri Jagannath temple during Rath Yatra is believed to be immensely auspicious. The celebration of Rath Yatra commemorates Lord Jagannath's visit to the Gundicha Mata temple. Queen Gundicha is the wife of the legendary king Indradyamuna, who constructed the Jagannath Puri temple. It is believed that Lord Jagannath leaves his abode for a few days to visit the temple built by them.

Every year, people visit the Jagannath Rath Yatra with a keen focus on appeasing Lord Jagannath and seeking his blessings. It is interesting to note that Rath Yatra has been an integral part of the Hindu tradition, and there are various proofs of its existence across the Puranas. Jagannath Rath Yatra helps us keep this tradition alive.

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