09-07-2010: Rath Yatra, Puri miniature Sheet


The Rath Yatra of Puri is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath. Puri Dham in the Indian state of Odisha is the oldest Rath Yatra, whose description is found in the Padma Purana and the Kapila Samhita. This Rath Yatra is a celebration of the occasion of Lord Jagannath’s visit to his maternal aunt’s house in the form of Krishna. The occasion is marked by the annual visit of Jagannath to the Gundicha Temple via the Mausi Maa Temple near Sarada Bali, Puri. On this occasion, the India Post department released Rath Yatra, Puri Miniature Sheet. The Rath Yatra festival is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh month.

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