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Nandighosa Ratha - Chariot of Lord Jagannath in Puri Rath Yatra


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Nandighosa Ratha - Chariot of Lord Jagannath in Puri Rath Yatra

How to Identify the Ratha or Chariot of Lord JagannathJagannathJagannath
King Indradyumna was a great devotee of Vishnu...
in Puri Rath Yatra

 
In Puri Rath Yatra, there are three chariots that are pulled from Puri Jagannath Temple through the Bada Danda, the grand road, to Gundicha Mandir. The three chariots belong to Lord Jagannatha, Balabhadra, and Subhadra. There is some point to identify the Chariot of Lord Jagannath:
 
The chariot of Lord Jagannath is known as Nandighosha. It is also known as Garudadhwaja and Kapidhwaja
 
The simplest way to identify the chariot of Lord Jagannath is the color of the covering of the chariot. 
 
The chariot of Jagannath has a yellow and red color covering and it is also the largest chariots among others. 
 
Lord Jagannath Chariot has 4 horses and the color of the horses is White. 
 
The height of the Chariot is 45 feet and it has 16 wheels. It also prominently displays the Sudarshana Chakra symbol. 
 
 
 
The face of the Chariot is known as Nandi Mukha and the weapons are Sankha & Chakra.
 
Along with Jagannath, the chariot also has the idols of Hanuman, Rama, LakshmanLakshmanLakshman
Lakshmana is a Hindu deity and is the younger brother of Rama....
, Narayan, KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
, Govardhan Dharana, Chintamani, Raghav, and Narasimha.
 

Here is some interesting point to be noted for Lord Jagannath Chariot

 
1) Chariot Name -   Nandighosa/Garudadhwaja/Kapidhwaja
2) The Colour of cloth  -  Red & Yellow
3) Number of Wheels  -  16
4) Diameter of wheels  -  7'0"
5) Number of wooden pieces used  to build Lord Jagannath Chariot-  832
6) Height of Chariot -   13.5 m (45 feet)
7) Length & Breadth  -  34'6" x 34'6"
7) Guarded by  -  Garuda/Nrusingha
8) Gate Keepers   -- Jay & Vijay
9) Name of the Charioteer  -  Daruka
10) Name of the Flag  -  Trailokyamohini
11) Weapons of the Chariot  -  Sankha & Chakra
12) Power of the Chariot  -  Bimala & Biraja
13) Number of Horses  -  4
14) Name of the Horses   - Shankha, Balahaka, Shveta, Haridashva
15) Color of Horses  -  White
16) Name of the Rope  -  Sankhachuda
17) Face of the Chariot known as  -  Nandi Mukha
18) Subsidiary nine Deities  -  Varaha, Govardhana, Krushna, 
Nrusimgha, Rama, Narayana, Trivikrama, Hanuman, Rudra
19) Rishis  -  Narada, Debal, Byasa, Suka, Parasar, Basistha, 
Biswamitra, Rudra
 
 

 

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