Hajong Community Celebrates Rath Yatra at Diyun

 

DIYUN, JULY 14: Thousands of devotees have descended at Rath Jatra Ground in Haripur-II, Diyun today, for the annual Rath Yatra festival.This annual festival is celebrated on Ashadha Shukla Paksha Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashadha month).

One richly decorated chariots, resembling temple structures, is pulled around the ground. As the chariot of Lord Jagannath rolls on amid thousand cheers and chanting of Jai Jagannath, people gather to get a glimpse of their beloved dieties Jagannath, his elder brother Balaram and younger sister Subhadra.

Mythology says Lord Jagannath is a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is derived from two words 'jagat' and 'nath' which means 'lord of the universe'. The three deities of Lord Jagannath , Balaram and Subhadra are unique and unlike most other deities with human form. It is dark and shapeless with large round eyes.

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