Jagannath Rath Yatra

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"Jagganath Rath Yatra takes place in Puri Orissa India . Thousands of Devotees travel long distances to be a part of this chariot festival. It is celebrated annually where people move with the chariot .People dance and enjoy the Yatra .Puri Rath Yatra, the world famous chariot or car festival, at the Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa is celebrated on the second day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon or bright fortnight) Ashadh month as per traditional Oriya Calendar. In 2010, the date of Puri Rath Yatra is July 13On the day of the Rath yatra (car festival), chariots (Rath) carrying Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra is pulled to the nearby Gundicha Temple. At the world famous Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa, Lord Krishna is worshipped as 'Jagannath' -- 'master of the universe.' Balabhadra is the elder brother of Lord Krishna and Subhadra is his younger sister.The huge processions accompanying the chariots play devotional songs with drums, tambourines, trumpets etc. Children line the streets through which the chariot will pass and add to the mass chorus.Though this festival time is very special in India, the main Rath Yatra takes place in the holy town of Puri. At other places, those devotees of Lord Jagannath Temple, who cannot make it to Puri, take out similar processions on a much smaller scale. Notable are the ones at Ramnagar (near Varanasi), Serampore (near Calcutta) and Jagannathpur (near Ranchi). This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com
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