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Puri in Pics | City prepares for the world-famous Rath Yatra

The heritage city of Puri is gearing up for the world-famous Rath Yatra as the construction of chariots kicks into full swing.

June 16, 2022 / 12:48 PM IST
The heritage city of Puri is gearing up for the world-famous Rath Yatra as the construction of chariots is in full swing. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
The heritage city of Puri is gearing up for the world-famous Rath Yatra as the construction of chariots kicks into full swing. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Carpenters began the construction of chariots on the Akshaya Tritiya day. The chariots are painted with bright colors and the tops are covered with red, black, yellow, or green canopies. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Carpenters began the construction of chariots on the Akshaya Tritiya day. The chariots are painted bright and the tops are covered in red, black, yellow, or green canopies. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
The three chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are newly constructed every year with woods of specific trees. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
The three chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are constructed every year with woods of specific trees. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
The tradition of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra has been in practice for over 460 years. Over 10 lakh devotees are allowed to take part in the Rath Yatra this year after two years of disruption due to COVID-19 outbreak. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
The Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra tradition dates back over 460 years. Over 10 lakh devotees are allowed to take part in the Rath Yatra this year. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
The popular Rath Yatra is the time when the Deities come out of the temple for all to see. Each deity visit Gudicha Temple in their specific chariots drawn by devotees. Gudicha temple is dedicated to Lord’s Aunt. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Deities come out of the temple for the Rath Yatra with each deity paying a visit to the Gudicha Temple by riding their specific chariots drawn by devotees. Gudicha temple is dedicated to the Lord’s Aunt. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
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first published: Jun 16, 2022 12:48 pm
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