The Jagannath temple at Raipur was founded in 1860. It is placed at Sadar Bazaar and is the first Jagannath Temple of Chattisgarh. The main festival celebrated here is the “Rathyatra”. It is also known as Lord Jagannath’s “Rathyatra”. In this yatra Lord Balbhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath are taken in different chariots or raths, which are attracted by their believers. And they are there for 15 days. On full moon day, the Rathyatra goes back to the Jagannath temple. There is a story that those who see Lord Jagannath, Lord Balbhadra and Devi Subhadra during this Rathyatra reach “Moksha” and people not only in Raipur but nearby areas come and grow a part of the Rathyatra.