Jagarnathpur Mela :: The Preparation

Rath Yatra

Ranchi, Jharkhand | June | 23, 2017 :: Jagarnathpur Mela :: The Preparation

Jagannath Temple in Ranchi was built by king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur Thakur Anish Nath Shahdeo, during 1691. Completed on Christmas 1691, it is located about 10 km from the main town. The temple is on top of a small hillock.
Similar to the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, this temple is built in the same architectural style, although smaller. And similar to the Rath Yatra in Puri, an annual fair cum rath yatra is held at this temple in the month of Aashaadha, attracting thousands of tribal and non-tribal devotees not only from Ranchi but also from neighbouring villages and towns and is celebrated with much pomp and vigor.

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