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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rath Yatra, Puri

Date of issues: 12/7/2010

Ratha Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India during the months of June or July. Most of the city's society is based around the worship of Jagannath (Vishnu) with the ancient temple being the fulcrum of the area. The festival commemorates Lord Jagannath's annual visit to queen Gundicha's temple via his aunt's home (Mausimaa temple which is near Balagandi Chaka in Puri). Read more
Ratha Jatra Festival in Puri, India. Painting by James Fergusson

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