How to identify the chariot of Subhadra in Puri Ratha Jatra
The Chariot of Goddess Subhadra is known as Devadalana or Darpadalana or Padmadhwaja.
The chariot of Subhadra in the Puri Rath Yatra car festival is always placed between the chariots Jagannath and Balabhadra.
The Ratha of Subhadra is known as Darpadalana and it has 12 wheels. It is the smallest among the other chariots. The chariot is also called as Padmadhwaja.
The Chariot has 4 horses and the color of the horses is red. The height of the Chariot is 43 feet and it has 12 wheels.
The guardian deity of the chariot is Jayadurga and the charioteer is known as Arjuna.
The flag hoisted on the chariot is called as Nadambika and the rope used to pull is called as Swarnachuda.
Here is some interesting point to be noted for Goddess Subhadra Chariot:
1) Name of the Chariot - Devadalana or Darpadalana or Padmadhwaja
2) Colour of cloth - Red and Black
3) Number of Wheels - 12
4) Diameter of wheels - 6'0"
5) Number of wooden pieces used - 593
6) Height of Chariot - 12.9 m (43 feet)
7) Length & Breadth - 31’6’’ x 31’6’’
8) Guarded by - Jayadurga
9) Gate Keepers - Ganga and Jamuna
10) Name of the Charioteer - Arjuna
11) Name of the Flag - Nadambika
12) Weapons of the Chariot - Padma and Kalhar
13) Power of the Chariot - Bhubaneswari and Chakra
14) Number of Horses - 4
15) Name of the Horses - Rochika, Mochika, Jita, Aparajita
16) Color of Horses - Red
17) Name of the Rope - Swarnachuda
18) Face of the Chariot known as - Bhakti Sumedha, Chamar Hasta
20) Rishis - Bhrugu, Suprava, Bajra, Srungi, Dhruba, Ulluk.