In 1860, a beautiful and fascinating temple was established named – Jagannath temple.. The temple has many legends attached to it. The main festival held here is the 'Rathyatra' also known as Lord Jagannath's Rath yatra involves a procession wherein idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balbhadra and Devi Subhadra are taken in chariots or 'raths'. On full moon day the 'Rathyatra' goes back to the Jagannath temple. It is believed that those who get a glimpse of the deities Lord Jagannath, Lord Balbhadra and Devi Subhadra during the Rath yatra attain salvation 'moksha'. Due to this popular belief, the rathyatra is witnessed by people not only from Raipur but also from nearby places.
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It was the first temple of Lord Jagannath in the whole state Chhattisgarh. This authentic temple is situated at the Sadar Bazaar of Raipur. The temple is also famous for its “Rathyatra” being the most enchanting festival of Raipur. During the celebration of this festival, chariot of Lord Jagannath is accompanied with the chariots of Lord Balbhadra and Devi Subhadra. All the three Lords remain away from the Jagannath temple for fortnight and after that,
On full moon nights the Rathyatra returns back to the respective seat of the Jagannath Temple. It is the oldest and the very first temple of the Lord to be erected in Chhattisgarh state. Devotees are of the faith that if one can catch a glimpse of the three gods in unison, on the chariots, they are bound to attain salvation (moksha). Due to this very in-built belief, not only people of Raipur, but also people from other parts of the country throng to watch this procession.
How ot reach the temple –
Air: Raipur is connected by Air with Delhi-Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal and Jabalpur.
Rail: Raipur is well connected by train and roads of National ad State highways with the important Distract and Headquarters of the Nation. It is an important station of S.E. Railway on Mumbai, Nagpur-Calcutta Route.
Bus: The National Highway 6 passes through the city and National Highway No.43 links it with Vijaya Nagaram.
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Address: Main Rd, Sadar Bazar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001, India