With the upcoming Jagannath festival, which summons pilgrims from around the world to visit the holy town of Puri in Odisha, Culture Machine’s digital channel Epified’s video pays homage to the massively worshipped deity Lord Jagannath.
Explaining the journey of the deities Lord Jagannath and his siblings to their aunt’s place during the festival, Nita explains to us the nine-day holiday of the Lords, before they return to take their places. Almost enthralling the viewers with her voice while her hands are constantly creating this opulent painting, this video brings out how intriguing mythology can be.
Epified, known to bring mythology and epic literature to life through the videos, taps into the rich Indian culture of storytelling and creates a universe of mythology. RathaYatra or the Jagannath festival involves moving deities Jagannath, along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra, on a chariot from The Jagannath Temple to the Gundija Temple.
But do you the reason behind the origin of RathYatra? The video tells the story as to why the worship of Jagannath is different from other Hindu deities’ worship rituals. While narrating the tale, we see the artist Neeta Desai paint a splendid image of the Lord using Tanjore Art in the video.