Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

Wooden chariots being prepared for 'Chariot Festival'

Bhubaneswar, Sat, 10 Jul 2010 ANI

Bhubaneswar, July 10 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in Orissa's Puri city to construct three wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot Festival.

 

Skilled craftsmen are working hard to put together giant three wooden chariots for the festival, which begins on July 13.

 

The chariots are made entirely of wood and are more than two meters in diameter and weigh tens of tones. The chariots are newly constructed every year.

 

"We have been doing this work since generations. This is a work of God and it feels good to do this," said Bijay Mohapatra, a carpenter.

 

More than 1,000 different trees, including Phasi, Asana, Dharua, Simili, Mahalima, Kadamba, Moi, Kalachua, Paldhua, Devadaru, are cut every year to build the chariots.

 

"The wheels of the chariot are made by Phasi wood and Asana, Dharua wood are used to make the main body. They are 40 feet, 20 feet, 12 feet long. We get the wood from different forest divisions," said Ramchandra Das Mohapatra, a worker.

 

The construction of the chariots is completed in about 60 days.

 

"Lord Jagannath is not only the lord of Orissa, it is the lord of the universe. So since it is the Lord of the universe, it is also my lord. And since it is also my Lord, I can do some seva (work) for him," said Frederick, a foreign tourist.

 

The chariots are newly constructed every year and more than 1000 meters of new decorative cloth is used to cover each of the chariots. (ANI)

 


Read More: Puri

LATEST IMAGES
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
PM Modi paying tributes at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
People take part in the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
PM Modi flagging off the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image
 
 

Comments:


 

OTHER TOP STORIES


Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.