Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra This mantra which is the essence describing the potency of Lord Krishna Jagannatha is the epicenter of the mandala the form of which can also be the “naksha” or floor plan of the Rath. The Rath where the main idol of Lord Krishna is kept is within the center of the floor plan. Surrounding it is an imaginary six pointed star, where the beeja mantras of Krishna, i.e. Shreem and Hrim alternate each other thrice, as part of the design of the mandala symbolic in nature and embedded within the floor and could be given life to during the morning ceremony. Scattered in logical order around the points of the hexagonal star are the letters of Sri Krishna: Klim Kri shna ya Na mah Within the 8 petals of the yantra is the longer mantra of Shri Krishna: Namah Kamadeva| ya Sarvajanapriya| ya Sarvajan| sammohana| ya Jvala Prajvala| Sarvajanasya Hri| dayamavamsham| Kurukura Svaha|| Surrounding the 8 petals are the Matrikas or the letters of the sanskrit alphabet and in the angles of the protecting http://indiatemple.blogspot.com/2008/07/jagannath-puri-rath-yatra-bhubhaneshwar.html