Question: Why is it that only the deity form of Lord Jagannatha leaves the temple for the procession like this? What is the significance of this form of Krsna giving the special darshana?

Jayapataka Swami: This form of Krsna celebrates ratha yatra every year. Some other deities in South India also do ratha yatras. For instance, like Nrsimhadeva, or some other deities, they also do ratha yatra. But specially the Jagannatha deities are very merciful. So...