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Rath yatra is a hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in Odisha. It is the festival of chariot. The three chariots of Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath are newly constructed every year with wood of specified trees like phassi, dhausa etc. Lord Jagannath's chariot is called Nandighosa, the chariot of Balarama is called Taladhwaja and the chariot of Subhadra, known as Dwarpadalana. Around each of of the chariots are nine Parsva devatas, painted wooden images representing different deities on the chariots sides. Each of the chariots is attached to four horses. These are different colours - dark ones for Balarama, white ones for Jagannath and red ones for Subhadra. The ropes of the huge chariots are pulled by millions of devotees. This festival is celebrated in the month of June


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