‘Rath Yatra’ at Puri is celebrated in honour of ?

(1) Lord Rama
(2) Lord Shiva
(3) Lord Jagannath
(4) Lord Vishnu

Correct Answer : (3) ‘Rath Yatra’ at Puri is celebrated in honour of Lord Jagannath.

Explanation :

Rath Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri City in the state of Odisha (India). This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).

The festival commemorates Jagannath’s annual visit to Gundicha Temple via Mausi Maa Temple (maternal aunt’s home) near Saradha Bali, Puri.

​Lord Jagannatha is worshipped who is considered as a form of Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna and also revered by the followers of Vaishnavism. This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra or Balaram.

Key Points :

  • Jagannatha temple is one of the four Hindu pilgrimage centers known as Char Dham pilgrimages.
  • The return journey of the three siblings from Gundicha temple is known as ‘Bahuda Yatra’ (the return journey).
  • The Chariot of Lord Jagannath is called Nandighosha.

FAQ’s related to ‘Rath Yatra’ at Puri :

Which God is Worshipped on Rath Yatra?

​The Lord Jagannatha is worshipped on Rath Yatra who is considered as a form of Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna.

Where do we celebrate Rath Yatra?

Rath Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri City in the state of Odisha.

What is the name of Lord Jagannath chariot?

The Chariot of Lord Jagannath is called Nandighosha.

What is the significance of Puri Rath Yatra?

The festival commemorates Jagannath’s annual visit to Gundicha Temple via Mausi Maa Temple (maternal aunt’s home) near Saradha Bali, Puri. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).

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