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Dhamrai Rathayatra

Dhamrai Jagannath Roth is a chariot temple, a Roth, dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath located in Dhamrai, Bangladesh. The annual Jagannath Roth Jatra is a famous Hindu festival attracting thousands of people. The Roth Jatra in Dhamrai is one of the most important events for the Hindu community of Bangladesh. Sri Jagannath (Lord of the World) is believed by the Hindus to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, one among the Holy Hindu Trinity of Gods (Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer). Lord Jagannath is also believed to be a deity form of Lord Krishna.

For the thousands of Hindu devotees, it is considered a pious deed and the huge processions accompanying the chariots play devotional songs with drums, tambourines, and trumpets. A glimpse of Lord Jagannath on the chariot is considered to be very auspicious and saints, poets, and scriptures have repeatedly glorified the sanctity of this special festival. The sanctity of the festival is such that even a touch of the chariot or even the ropes with which these are pulled is considered enough to confer the results of several pious deeds or penance for ages.


How To Go

There are many Buses available to move toward Dhamrai from Dhaka. Among those, D-link or Gulistan-Dhamrai Bus is one of the best options to get there. Firstly, you have to step off at Dhulivita Bus stand and then ride on rickshaw or auto-rickshaw to reach historic rath of Dhamrai Bazar. There are so many vehicles approaching Dhamrai from Dhaka. Among those Public transport, Buses are always available running from Gulistan to Dhamrai. But, whenever you are approaching Dhamrai, You will have to be careful while riding on a Bus. Because there are two different ways to go there. You will have to catch one moving toward Islampur or Dolivita Bus stop.