The chariot festival, more popularly known as the Rath Yatra, is the journey of Puri’s Lord Jagannath and his siblings in chariots, which is celebrated every year. This Rath Yatra takes place not only in Puri, Odisha, but also in many parts of the country. This festival is celebrated on the second day of the Shukla Pakhsha of the lunar Asadh month. A large number of devotees from all over the world participate in this procession as it is believed that by pulling the ropes of the chariots, one can attain salvation.
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