RATHA JATRA 2022
The wait is over! The Lord of the Universe has come out of His heavenly abode of Srimandir to give darshan to His devotees belonging to all sects and communities from across the world on Bada Danda (Grand Road) in Puri.
Ratha Jatra, the nine-day sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His siblings, is held on Dwitiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadha. Soaked in devotion, a sea of devotees from several parts of the country and abroad have thronged the pilgrim town to have darshan of the deities.
They are taking part in the grand festival after a gap of two years. Odisha Government had restricted public participation in Ratha Jatra for the last two years due to COVID-19 pandemic.