Every year ‘Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is taken out with pomp in which people from all corners of the country and the world come to participate. Jagannath Temple is located in the city of Puri, Odisha. This Vaishnava temple is dedicated to Shri Krishna, the complete incarnation of Shri Hari. Let us tell you that Jagannath Temple is one of the Char Dham of Hindus, which is dedicated to Shri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu calendar, Jagannath Rath Yatra is taken out every year on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadha. This year Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra will be celebrated on Friday, July 1, 2022.
According to jagran.com, Many mythological and folk tales are prevalent behind this famous Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath. One of them is the story described in the Utkal Khand of Skanda Purana. According to this, when King Indrayuman built the temple of Lord Jagannath and installed the Deities in the temple, at the same time there was an Akashvani that Lord Jagannath would go on a journey to Mathura. In the memory of the same Yatra symbolically, the Yatra of Lord Jagannath is taken out every year.
According to the beliefs of the Hindu religion, Lord Jagannath, brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra visit their aunt’s house on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadha. Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is carried out on three divine chariots from the Jagannath temple. At the fore is the chariot of Balabhadra, behind him is sister Subhadra and at the rear is the chariot of Jagannath. This year Jagannath Yatra will start on 1st July and will end on 12th July. Lord Jagannath is considered one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Every year, Rath Yatra is celebrated by the devotees. It is said that any devotee who joins this journey with a sincere heart and with full devotion, attains salvation posthumously.