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Chariot of Lord Jagannath in Keonjhar has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records

Keonjhar:7/5/22: The chariot of Lord Jagannath in Keonjhar has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakre informed

Lord Sri Baladev Jew is worshipped as the supreme deity of Keonjhar district for the last 500 years. Although this Ratha Yatra has many similarities in ritual and customs with Puri temple several specialties in the influence of tribal culture have made this Yatra unique.

.As per the record mentioned by guinnessworldrecords.com, the Ratha Yatra chariot in Keonjhar measures 22 m (72 ft) x 14 m (45 ft) x 14 m (45 ft). It was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records on 2 August 2019. The outsized Ratha Yatra chariot is reconstructed every year and is a tradition spanning more than 300 years.

Jagannath chariot of Keonjhar has already been adjudged as the tallest chariot at 72 feet height by India Book of Records, Asia Pacific Records, Global Records and Wonder Book of Records.

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