Ratha Yatra is a festival of chariots, a festival of sacred journey. Every year Lord Jagannath, the Lord of Puri , who is believed to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, travel on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri, to his garden palace in the countryside. According to scriptures and poets this is a very holy and auspicious festival. Lord Jagannath sets out on his chariot, giving blessings to the people. It is believed that everyone that gets a glimpse of Lord Jagannath on the chariot will be emancipated and relieved from their sufferings. The sanctity of the festival is such that even a touch of the chariot or even the ropes is considered enough to confer the results of several pious deeds or penance for ages as the Lord destroys in a flash all the sins of his devotees.
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