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Special Trains for Puri Rath Yatra 2013

Special Trains

Special Trains

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The Indian Railways announced on 4 July 2013 that it would run 82 special trains to handle the rush for the famous Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, beginning in Odisha’s beach town of Puri on July 10.

The special trains will run during the festival to connect Puri, 56 km from Bhubaneswar, with several places in the state.

Special trains will also connect Puri with West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, an official of the Bhubaneswar headquartered East Coast Railway said.

The special trains would run in addition to 25 pairs of regular trains, he said. To handle the large number of pilgrims, 35 additional ticket counters will be opened at the Puri railway station.

A large number of them would be functioning round-the-clock, he said.

Every year, idols of the three deities – Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra – are taken out of the 12th century temple on chariots to another shrine called Gundicha, 3 km away, both in Puri town.

Nine days later, the chariots make their return journey known as Bahuda Jatra, which will be organised July 19 this year. A glimpse of the deities is considered auspicious and around a million devotees throng to attend these annual processions.

The chariots are pulled with ropes by devotees amid chants of hymns.

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  1. Sutara says:

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  2. Pahal says:

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  4. Vijayanti Chauhan says:

    I found this old email alert and when I opened it, the information related to special extra trains organised for the devotees having darshan of the Rath Yatra. There’s a group of us going this year, which is even more auspicious as the Nabakalebar Rath Yatra is happening after 18 years. The beej (2nd tithi in the month of Ashaad) is the day of the Rath Yatra and falls on 18th July. New murtis are being carved/sculptured this year too.
    So instead of a 1 million devotees, it is likely that it may be as high as 2-3 million over the first day of the Rath Yatra and the Bahuda Yatra.

    Do you know when we can find out about extra/additional trains and the time schedules too ? Many thanks