Tuesday, 4 December 2012

JAGANNATH TEMPLE-CHATTISGARH

Jagannath Temple - Raipur
Lord Jagannath

About Jagannath Temple

The Jagannath temple at Raipur was established in 1860. It is located at Sadar Bazaar and is the first Jagannath temple of Chattisgarh.

The main festival celebrated here is the "Rathyatra". It is also known as Lord Jagannath's "Rathyatra". In this yatra Lord Balbhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath are taken in different chariots or raths, which are pulled by their disciples. And they are there for 15 days. On full moon day the Rathyatra goes back to the Jagannath temple.

There is a myth that those who see Lord Jagannath, Lord Balbhadra and Devi Subhadra during this Rathyatra achieve "Moksh" and people not only in Raipur but nearby places come and become a part of the Rathyatra.
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Jagannath Temple

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