Watch Lord Jagannath’s Puri Rath Yatra rare and old video clips of 1932, 1937 and 1961 year recorded by British here.
Rath means chariot and Yatra means travel or journey and the chariot ride festival is observed as the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to Gundicha Temple via Mausi Maa Temple, is known as Rath Yatra.
The festival originated in Puri, Odisha. The English word ‘juggernaut’ was originated from Jagannath that is related to the massive and unstoppable ‘ratha’ carrying Jaggannath.
Below black and white video is of Puri Rath Yatra which held on 1932 year.
Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra old video clips of 1937 year watch here.
Rath Yatra old video clip of 1961 year which is recorded in Color.
Three richly decorated chariots, resembling temple structures, are pulled through the streets of Puri called Badadanda. This commemorates the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and their sister Subhadra to their aunt’s temple, the Gundicha Temple which is situated at a distance of 2 km from their temple.
This is the only day when devotees who are not allowed in the temple premises, such as non-Hindus and foreigners, can get their glimpse of the deities.