Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rath Yatra: Patnayaks carry forward 20-year tradition

Persons belonging on the Oriya community participated inside Jagannath Rath Yatra ' that may be planned over a pattern of Puri ' with a lot fervour on Sunday. It was a special moment for your family members of Pran Patnayak, who have been preparing for your yatra for your past a single month. The Patnayak family members has been producing all of the preparations related on the Rath Yatra inside city for your past 20 years.

While describing the value with the day, Pran Patnayak said, 'Our ancestors have been serving Lord Jagannath for your past years and we make the preparations related to this festival.'

He additional said that priests perform rituals for 11 months and in this month their family members perform all of the rituals.

Patnayak said that he along with his 2 sons have been performing this employment simply because the Jagannath temple was constructed inside city.

Ramanan, an additional devotee, who is a businessman said, "Devotees occur to Jagannath temple for paying their respects but on this specific day, the Lord comes out with the temple to meet his devotees." He additional said that the Lord goes to spend his vacations at his aunt's location for nine days and would be at the nearby Gundicha temple for this time period.

Not only people belonging on the Oriya community but Punjabis as well participated inside yatra with fervour. Rajinder Verma, a shopkeeper, who is a resident of Civil Lines, said that it is a soothing, peaceful experience to see Lord Jagannath over a decorated chariot.

The Rath Yatra began inside Jagannath temple at 1.30 pm and passed through many roads with the city wherever devotees got an opportunity to catch a appear with the Lord. The chariot with the lord passed through Chander Nagar, Deep Nagar, Jandhu Chowk, Vrindavan Road, Kailash cinema chowk, Dandi Swami, Haibowal after which reached Gundicha temple that may be located in Chander Nagar near Jagannath temple wherever the lord would stay for nine days. The lord would return on the Jagannath temple on July 14.
Source: India Times

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