The Jagannath Rath Yatra: A Grand Celebration

The Jagannath Rath Yatra: A Grand Celebration

The Jagannath Rath Yatra: A Grand Celebration for the Gods in Puri

Every year, the beautiful coastal town of Puri in India throws a giant party for the gods! This party is called the Jagannath Rath Yatra, and it's famous all over the world.

The Big Ride for the Gods!

The giant, colorful cars were made of wood, but way bigger and more fancy. These special cars are for the gods! The Rath Yatra features three of these special cars, called chariots, carrying three special important gods: Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and their sister Subhadra.

What’s the occasion

The Rath Yatra is like a big family reunion for the gods. The chariots take Lord Jagannath and his siblings on a special visit to their aunt's house, which is another temple! It's a happy time to celebrate family and new beginnings.

Everyone Gets Involved!

The best part of the Rath Yatra is that everyone gets to join in the fun! Thousands of people come together to pull the giant chariots through the streets. It doesn't matter who you are, everyone can help take the gods on their special trip.

A Festival for All Senses

The Rath Yatra is a multi-sensory experience that enthralls everyone involved. The air vibrates with the rhythmic beats of drums, the clanging of cymbals, and the heartfelt chants of "Jai Jagannath!" Devotees shower the chariots with vibrant flowers and offerings, creating a breathtaking tapestry of colors and devotion.

The sight of these colossal chariots lumbering forward, seemingly defying gravity with the sheer force of human devotion, is truly awe-inspiring. It's a testament to the enduring power of faith and the unifying spirit that binds this grand festival together.

Celebrating from Home with Gulessence

Maybe you can't travel all the way to Puri for the Rath Yatra. But that's okay, you can still celebrate! 

Because Gulessence: Brings the Festival to You

Gulessence makes special incense sticks that smell just like the flowers used in temples. By lighting a Gulessence incense stick during the Rath Yatra, you can bring the sweet smells and happy feelings of the festival right into your own home! So even if you're far away, you can still be part of the giant party for the gods!

Why do we have the Rath design on our  incense sticks & havan cup packing

With the blessings of  Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and their sister Subhadra.

 we reuse the temple flowers from the temple to make agarbatti & havan cups for gulessence. These design on our package gives a religious resemblance to us as Indians. At Gulessence we make sure that our products also have the same religious importance. So join us in burning an incense stick to lord Jagannath on this Rath Yatra 2024

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