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The Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity

[A]. Ram
[B]. Jaganath
[C]. Shiva
[D]. Vishnu

Answer: Option B


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Tamana said: (May 24, 2011)  
Jagannath means 'lord of universe' n lord Vishu is d creator of universe. So why not option (D).

Ramanan G said: (Jul 21, 2014)  
And lord ram is an avatar of Vishnu so both are same, so why not (A).

Aditidas said: (Aug 27, 2014)  
We can't say that Rath Yatra is celebrated in the honour of any other god than Jagannath because the god we worship is Jagannath and his his siblings.

Though Ram and Vishnu are like jagganath but on that day we don't worship Lord Ram or Lord Vishnu.

Bipin said: (Jan 1, 2015)  
Its known as can festival of Jagannath. Its located on Puri of Odisha.

Harshita said: (May 12, 2015)  
Because this festival is dedicated to lord Jagannath.

Adi said: (May 25, 2015)  
B is the right answer, lord Jaggarnath founder of universe.

Kanhu said: (Nov 20, 2015)  
Because Jagannath create this festival in that time.

Roshan said: (Feb 29, 2016)  
Because the God name at puri is called jagannath.

Priyadarshani Pradhan said: (Jul 28, 2016)  
Because lord Jagganath said himself that once in a year he will travel to his aunty's that is Gundicha mandir and he named that day to be Rath Yatra.

G.Rambabu said: (Mar 19, 2017)  
Lord Jagannath is a creator/destroy the other things.

Vikram Dev said: (Jun 25, 2018)  
Rath yatra will also celebrate for Ram.

Asmit said: (Jul 1, 2018)  
Ratha Yatra, also referred to as Rathayatra, Rathjatra or Chariot festival is any public procession in a chariot. The term particularly refers to the annual Rathayatra in Odisha, Jharkhand and other East Indian states, particularly the Odia festival that involve a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar) , Balabhadra (his brother) , Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a Ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. It attracts over a million Hindu pilgrims who join the procession each year.

Rathayatra processions have been historically common in Vishnu-related (Jagannath, Rama, Krishna) traditions in Hinduism across India, in Shiva-related traditions, saints and goddesses in Nepal, with Tirthankaras in Jainism, as well as tribal folk religions found in the eastern states of India. Notable Ratha yatra's in India include the Ratha yatra of Puri, the Dhamrai Ratha Yatra and the Ratha Yatra of Mahesh. Hindu communities outside India, such as in Singapore, celebrate Rathayatra such as those associated with Jagannath, Krishna, Shiva and Mariamman. According to Knut Jacobsen, a Rathayatra has religious origins and meaning, but the events have a major community heritage, social sharing and cultural significance to the organizers and participants.

Sug2404 said: (Jul 23, 2018)  
Originally Jagannath was a tribal god, known as "NILA MADHABA". But afterwards he was made an avatar of vishnu and was called jagannath (lord of the universe - jagat+nath). In the 12th century the jagannath temple was constructed and lord jagannath was worshipped there. Therefore it is called rath yatra of lord jagannath.

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