Yatra (Rath Yatra)

Yatra / Rath Yatra (also Zatra and Jatra) refers to the pilgrimage festivals celebrated at Hindu Temples.  Greatest temple festival in honour of Lord Jagannath (Lord of the Universe).  Idols and Murtis are taken out on special procession in a Palkhi(a palanquin) or a Chariot called the Rath. Every temple observes this festival once a year on the traditional day.  Three colossal chariots drawn from Puri temple by thousands of pilgrims.  Similar festivals, on a samaller scale, take place at Ramnagar (near Varanasi), Serampre (near Calcutta) and Jangannathpur (near Ranchi).  

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