Jagannath Rath Yatra Preparation in Full Swing

Jagannath Rath Yatra Preparation in Full Swing

Preparations for the annual religious procession, Jaganath Rath Yatra is in its full swing; where members of rath samiti started polishing various parts of ‘Rath’ from 1st July, the task will take another seven days to complete. A sub event of distributing ‘Kalash’ for the main event will be organized on 3rd July at Jagdish Temple.

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Jagannath Rath Yatra Preparation in Full Swing

Preparations for the annual religious procession, Jaganath Rath Yatra is in its full swing; where members of rath samiti started polishing various parts of ‘Rath’ from 1st July, the task will take another seven days to complete. A sub event of distributing ‘Kalash’ for the main event will be organized on 3rd July at Jagdish Temple.

Jagannath Rath Yatra is scheduled on 10th July; however the preparations for the same were started by members of Rath Samiti. Yesterday, the whole Rath was dismantled into 110 pieces which are being polished over the whole week; nearly 200 members are involved in this work, in shifts of morning, afternoon and evening.

Jagannath Rath Yatra Preparation in Full Swing

According to Ravindra Shrimali, Secretary, Rath Samiti, the ‘Rath’ is made out of wood coated with thick layer of silver which needs to be polished every year. Shrimali also added that since it is divided into 110 parts it takes around a week’s time for the cleaning and annual maintenance.

He also informed that this year 500 ‘Kalash’ (religious pot) will be included in the procession which will be distributed in ladies of the participating communities. Interested females who should be wearing saree of light orange shade and willing to carry the ‘Kalash’ in the procession can collect it from Jagdish Temple after 11am on 3rd July.

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