The Rathyatra – also known as the festival of Chariots, celebrates Lord Jagannath’s appearance before his devotees. This time, News18 Odia is bringing alive the global festive fever of Rathyatra with a week-long documentary series titled ‘Manima Mahima’, which explores untold stories of Rathyatra and Lord Jagannath.
Held every year at Puri Dham in Odisha, the celebration of the ‘Lord of The Universe’ is now a worldwide phenomenon with countless devotees.
‘Manima Mahima’ revolves around every belief and untold tale related to the Rathyatra through 9 episodes. The series started airing from July 1 and will continue till July 9, from 8:30 pm, only on News18 Odia.
The exclusive stories will touch upon the highly educated servitors working for Shree Mandir, child servitors of Shree Mandir, evolution of Rathyatra festival, unique services of Rathyatra, foreigner devotees of Lord Jagannath, family relationship with Lord Jagannath, Prasadam of the Lord, and the unique forms of Lord Jagannath, namely ‘Dadhibaamana’ and ‘Patitapaban’.
Thousands of devotees across the globe visit Puri Dham once a year to get a glimpse of their Lord Jagannath. The famous chariot procession of Puri is believed to be the oldest in the world. News18 Network will cover all such known and unknown trivia about Rathyatra, one of the most popular Indian festivals, exclusively on News18 Odia.