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Ratha Yatra Jaganath Puri Odisha.

Ratha Yatra Dates, Images and Festival Importance :  The Rath Yatra festival starts on the second lunar day (Dwitiya) the bright fortnight (Shukla paksha) of the Hindu month of Aashaadha. One day before the Ratha Yatra, the Gundicha Temple is religiously cleansed for housing the gods. Ratha Yatra (Odia: ରଥଯାତ୍ରା) or Car Festival or Chariot Festival' is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath .In Ratha Yatra Ratha Yatra is held at Shri Kshetra Puri Dham in the state of Odisha, India. Rath Yatra or Jatra is the celebration of the Lord Jagannath, who is believed to be the Lord of Universe's journey towards his aunt's house called Gundicha Temple. Jaganath Puri Ratha Yatra is the oldest Ratha Yatra, whose descriptions can be found in Brahma Purana, Padma Purana, and Skanda Purana and Kapila Samhita. On the first day of the Ratha yatra, the deities are transported in chariots from the main temple to Gundicha temple. The three deities, namely Jagannath, Balabhadra and Dev