Jagannath Rath yatra 2022: Jagannath Dham of Puri is considered to be the Baikunth of the earth. Which is the Leela land of Jagannath ji, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. Every year world fame Jagannath Rath Yatra is taken out on the second date of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh month. This year Rath Yatra is starting from 1st July 2022. Sister Subhadra and brother Balabhadra, along with Lord Jagannath, will go for a city tour on a chariot.
There are many mysteries of Jagannath temple which no one has been able to solve till date. It is believed that even today the heart of Shri Krishna beats in the idol of Lord Jagannath sitting here. Let us know what is the secret behind this and why is the idol of Jagannath ji tied in 12 years while changing the blindfold of the priest.
Secret of Lord Krishna’s heart
According to mythological beliefs, Lord Shri Vishnu was born in the form of Shri Krishna in Dwapar Yuga. Because Shri Krishna was born in human form, his death was certain according to the laws of nature. When Shri Krishna gave up his body, the Pandavas performed his last rites. During this a surprising incident happened, Kanha’s whole body merged in Panchatva but his heart kept beating.
These precautions are taken while changing idols
It is believed that even today the heart of Shri Krishna is safe in the idol of Jagannath ji. This heart part of the Lord is called Brahma substance. According to the tradition of the temple, when the idol of the temple is changed every 12 years, then this Brahma substance is removed from the old idol and installed in the new idol. During this, many strict rules are adopted.
When new idols are installed, it is darkened around the temple. Also the priest who does this work is blindfolded and cloth is wrapped around his hands. It is said that whoever sees this ritual dies.
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