Ratha Yatra 2022: Jagannath Bhagwan’s Rath Yatra will be taken out in Puri on July 1, 2022. 15 days before this i.e. today, on the full moon day of Jyeshtha month, Lord Jagannath, sister Subhadra and brother Balaram come out of the garbhagraha and after the full moon bath in the evening they go into seclusion for 15 days. Lord Jagannath will come out for Rath Yatra on July 1, till then darshan in the temple will be closed.
Bathing is done with 108 pitchers
On the full moon day of Jyeshtha month, the idols of God are brought from the sanctum sanctorum to the bathing mandap and 108 pots with Vedic mantras bathe Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra along with Lord Jagannath. The special thing is that there are many types of water in this water. Medicines are mixed. Fragrant flowers, sandalwood, saffron, musk are mixed in water.
Why does God go in solitude
It is believed that due to bathing with more water in the full moon bath, God becomes ill. Therefore, they are treated in solitude. During this time they are given many medicines. In illness, only plain food is offered to the Lord. Due to the deteriorating health of the Lord, darshan is stopped for the devotees for 15 days.
God will emerge from illness and go on a journey
After recovery of health, Lord Ashadha will go out on Rath Yatra on the second date of Shukla Paksha i.e. on 1st July 2022. Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra will go to Gundicha temple at their aunt’s place after sitting on three chariots. After resting there for seven days, the Lord will return to the main temple on the tenth day.