Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Jagannath Rath Yatra celebrated

ITANAGAR, Jul 3: Along with the rest of the Hindu devotees across the world, the Bishnupriya Manipuri community of capital complex today celebrated annual nine-day-long Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra with religious fervour and traditional gaiety in state Capital.

Hundreds of community people from Capital region and Kimin thronged to the festival ground with much enthusiasm and offered puja before the deity of Lord Jagannath. Major attraction of the celebration was recitation of “Jaydev’ by the devotees and devotional song and dance performance by children.

The Bishnupriya Manipuris of Pasighat also celebrated Rath Yatra with religious fervor at Pasighat Manipuri temple, near Balaji temple. Hundreds of devotees thronged the temple and performed religious rituals to mark the nine-day Rath Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath.

Member of other Hindu community also participated in the religious rituals on the occasion.
The three deities, Lord Jagannath who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Balabhadra and Subhadra undertake their journey in chariots pulled by devotees on this day. The Rath Yatra is being celebrated on the second day of the lunar fortnight that falls during June-July every year. Courtesy: 

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