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Jgannath Yatra Information and Significance

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024, Date of Jagannath Rath Yatra in 2024, Facts related to Jagannath Rath Yatra, what will be the position of the planets in the transit horoscope? 

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024: 

Jagannath Rath Yatra starts every year from the second day of Shukla Paksha in Ashadh month as per Hindu Calander. Although it is mainly celebrated in the city of Puri, but wherever there are temples of Jagannath ji in India, these Yatras are taken out in different cities. 

In 2024, Jagannath Yatra is starting from 7th July, Sunday.

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024, Date of Jagannath Rath Yatra in 2024, Facts related to Jagannath Rath Yatra, Transit horoscope on rath yatra day
Jgannath Yatra Information and Significance

हिंदी में पढ़िए जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा से जुड़ी कुछ खास बातें

Let us know FACTS about Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra:

  1. Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra set out on a chariot along with the divine Chakra Sudarshan.
  2. This chariot is taken to the Gundicha temple about two miles away in the north.
  3. The chariot of the Lord is very huge and thousands of people pull it with thick ropes.
  4. The Lord stays here for 7 days and then returns to his temple.
  5. The Jagannath Rath Yatra is known by many names such as Gundicha Yatra, Ghosh Yatra, Navadina Yatra, Dashavatara Yatra etc.
  6. It is believed that due to Lord Jagannath, the power of Yama, the god of death, was also weakened in the entire region, so this area is also called "Yamnika Tirtha".
  7. It is believed that those who are able to see the gods in the Gundicha temple are extremely lucky and they get the virtue of 1 thousand Ashvamedha Yajnas.
  8. The chariot of Shri Krishna, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra is made of neem wood.
  9. The elder brother Balram's chariot is in the front, sister Subhadra's chariot in the middle and Jagannath Shri Krishna's chariot at the back.
  10. All three chariots have different names and colours.
    1. Balram ji's chariot is called Taladhwaj and its colour is red and green.
    2. Goddess Subhadra's chariot is called Darpadalan or Padmrath and this chariot is black or blue in colour.
    3. Lord Jagannath's chariot is called Nandighosha or Garudadhwaj and this chariot is yellow or red in colour.
  11. The Jagannath rath yatra starts from the temple and reaches Gundicha temple 3 km away which is the house of Lord Jagannath's aunt. On the tenth day of the month of Ashadh, the chariots depart for the main temple with due rituals.
  12. The return journey is called Bahuda.

Let us know what will be the position of the planets on the day of Jagannath Rath Yatra on 7th July?

  • Pushya Nakshatra will remain throughout the day due to which Ravi Pushya Mahayog will remain, there will also be the yoga of Sarvartha Siddhi.
  • Sun will remain in its neutral sign Gemini.
  • Moon will remain in its own sign Cancer.
  • Mars will remain in its own sign Aries.
  • Mercury will remain in its enemy sign Cancer.
  • Jupiter will remain in its enemy sign Taurus.
  • Venus will remain in its enemy sign Cancer.
  • Saturn will remain retrograde in its sign Aquarius.
  • Rahu and Ketu will remain in friendly signs.
  • Due to the conjunction of Venus and Moon in the transit horoscope, Kalatmak Yog will also remain.
So 5 planets will remain auspicious along with 2 Raj Yog will remain along with Sarvartha Siddhi Yog throughout the day and Pushya Nakshatra will remain.

So this time the Rath Yatra will be very divine the wishes of the devotees will be fulfilled.

Om namo bhagwate jagnnathay

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is the journey of Lord Jagannath taken out?
Before the start of this journey, Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Balram ji are taken out of the sanctum sanctorum and given a bath. After this, after 15 days, Lord Jagannath wakes up after resting and all three are prepared. Then Lord Jagannath comes out healthy. This journey is taken out in this happiness.

In which month should Jagannath Puri be visited?
Although one can go anytime, but if you go in the Shukla Paksha of Ashadh month, then you can also participate in the Rath Yatra.

How many days is the Jagannath Yatra?
This festival of Jagannath Rath Yatra is celebrated with great pomp for 10 days, which starts from Ashadh Shukla Dwitiya and ends on Dashami Tithi. This year Jagannath Rath Yatra will start on 7 July 2024 and will end on 16 July 2024.

Where is Krishna's heart now?

The heart of Lord Krishna still beats where Lord Jagannath is.

What happens in the Jagannath temple after 12 years?

The idols of the Jagannath temple are replaced every 12 years. This tradition of replacing idols is called 'Navakalevara'. Navakalevara means new body. Under this, the old idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan installed in the Jagannath temple are replaced with new idols.

Why are Lord Jagannath's eyes big?

They symbolize the Lord's eternal surveillance over his devotees, who provide protection, guidance and solace to people with pure hearts and always keep an eye on those who seek his blessings. Apart from this, the big eyes of Lord Jagannath reflect the vastness of his knowledge and also show that he has an eye on everyone.

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024, Date of Jagannath Rath Yatra in 2024, Facts related to Jagannath Rath Yatra, what will be the position of the planets in the transit horoscope? 


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