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Puri Jagannath Temple Rathas and their Names, Wheels, Height

Puri Jagannath Three Chariot Names:

Puri Jagannath Chariot 1:

Chariot Details Jagannath
Name of Chariot Nandighosha (ନନ୍ଦିଘୋଷ)
Alternates name of Chariot Garudadhwaja, Kapiladhwaja
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Number of wheels 16
Total Number of wooden pieces used 832
Height 44′ 2″
Length and breadth 34’6″ x 34’6″
Colours of the canopies Red, Yellow

(yellow associated with Vishnu)

Guardian Garuda
Charioteer Daruka
Flag name Trailokyamohini
Flag emblem
Name of Horses
  1. Shankha
  2. Balahaka
  3. Suweta
  4. Haridashwa
Colour of Horses White
Name of Chariot Rope Sankhachuda Nagini
Accompanying deity Madanmohan
Gatekeepers (Dvarapala)
  1. Jaya
  2. Vijaya
Nine parshvadevata (Subsidiary deities)
  1. Panchamukhi Mahabir (Hanuman)
  2. Harihara
  3. Madhusudana (Vishnu)
  4. Giridhar (Krishna)
  5. Pandu Narasingha
  6. Chitamani Krishna
  7. Narayana (Vishnu)
  8. Chatra Bhanga Rabana (Rama)
  9. Rama seated on Hanuman

Puri Jagannath Chariot 2:

Chariot Details Balabhadra
Name of Chariot Taladhwaja (ତାଳଧ୍ୱଜ)
Alternates name of Chariot Langaladhwaja
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Number of wheels 14
Total Number of wooden pieces used 763
Height 43′ 3″
Length and breadth 33′ x 33′
Colours of the canopies Red, Bluish green
Guardian Vasudev
Charioteer Matali
Flag name Unnani
Flag emblem Palm Tree
Name of Horses
  1. Tribra
  2. Ghora
  3. Dirghasharma
  4. Swornanava
Colour of Horses Black
Name of Chariot Rope Basuki Naga
Accompanying deity Ramakrishna
Gatekeepers (Dvarapala)
  1. Nanda
  2. Sunanda
Nine parshvadevata (Subsidiary deities)
  1. Ganesha
  2. Kartikeya
  3. Sarvamangala
  4. Pralambari (Balarama)
  5. Halayudha (Balarama)
  6. Mrityunjaya (Shiva)
  7. Natamvara (Shiva)
  8. Mukteswar (Shiva)
  9. Sheshadeva

Puri Jagannath Chariot 3:

Chariot Details Subhadra
Name of Chariot Darpadalana (ଦର୍ପଦଳନ)
Alternates name of Chariot Devadalana, Padmadhwaja
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Number of wheels 12
Total Number of wooden pieces used 593
Height 42′ 3″
Length and breadth 31’6″ x 31’6″
Colours of the canopies Red, Black

(Black associated with the Goddess)

Guardian Jayadurga
Charioteer Arjuna
Flag name Nadambika
Flag emblem
Name of Horses
  1. Rochika
  2. Mochika
  3. Jita
  4. Aparajita
Colour of Horses Red
Name of Chariot Rope Swarnachuda Nagini
Accompanying deity Sudarshana
Gatekeepers (Dvarapala)
  1. Ganga
  2. Jamuna
Nine parshvadevata (Subsidiary deities)
  1. Chandi
  2. Chamunda
  3. Ugratara
  4. Banadurga (Durga)
  5. Shulidurga (Durga)
  6. Varahi
  7. Shyamakali
  8. Mangala
  9. Vimala

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