Jagannatha Rath Yatra at Bhimavaram on 25th DEC

Posted by pavan 13/12/2018 0 Comment(s) BVRM News / Events,

Bhimavaram: The Shree Jagannatha Temple of puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannatha, a form of lord Vishnu, located on the eastern coast of India, at puri in the state of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination. The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of an earlier temple, and begun by King Anantavarman Chodaganga deva, first of the Eastern Ganga dynasty. The Puri temple is famous for its annual Rather yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three principa dieties are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars. These gave their name to the English term Juggernaut. Unlike the stone and metal icons found in most Hindu temples, the image of Jagannatha is made of wood and is ceremoniously replaced every twelve or nineteen years by an exact replica.The temple is sacred to all Hindus and especially in those of the Vaistanava traditions. Many great saints, such as Ramananda and Ramanuja were closely associated with the temple. Ramanuja established the Emar Mutt near the temple and the Govardhan Matha, which is the seat of one of the four Shankaracharyas. It is also of particular significance to the followers of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism whose founder Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, was attracted to the deity, Jagannatha, and lived in Puri for many years.

       Moreover as a part of this a Rath yatra or Chariot festival is going to happen in our Bhimavaram on 25th December 2018. This Rath yatra starts from ISKON temple at 3Pm and goes on till SCHBRM school. Around at the time of 6:30Pm some traditional activities are performed by Russian devotees group, and discussion on Jagannatha Glory, and Bilvamangala Takura skit and at last there is distribution of prasadam. 



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