Jagannath Chariot Trivia - Did you Know Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra Chariot has 16 wheels and 18 pillars

The three chariots used in annual Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra are constructed new each year.

Sal Wood is used for the construction of the chariots.

Around 1090 meters of new cloth is used to cover each chariot.

The structure above the wheels of Jagannath chariot contains eighteen pillars and roofs at various stages.

Each chariot contains nine subsidiary deities, two doorkeepers, and one charioteer all of which are made of wood.

Each chariot is fastened with four long ropes manufactured from coconut fibers. 

Number of Wheels in the Jagannath Chariot is 16. They have a diameter of 7 feet.

Dimension of Jagannath Chariot – Height: 13’.5m - Length and breadth - 34’6” x 34’.6”

Total Number of wooden pieces used in Jagannath Chariot is 832.