Rath Yatra is well known on Dwitiya Tithi throughout Shukla Paksha of Ashada month (June-July).
Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra Date & Time
- Rath Yatra Date – Monday, July 12, 2021
- Dwitiya Tithi Begins – 07:47 AM on July 11, 2021
- Dwitiya Tithi Ends – 08:19 AM on July 12, 2021
Jagannath Ratha Yatra Rituals & Significance
Lord Jagannatha is taken into account as a type of Lord Vishnu. Jagannatha actually means Lord of the Universe. The Jagannatha temple in Puri is likely one of the 4 Hindu pilgrimage facilities referred to as Char Dham.
Lord Jagannatha is worshipped alongside together with his brother Balabhadra and his sister Devi Subhadra.
Lord Jagannatha Ratha Yatra begins with go to to Gundicha Mata Temple to honour the devotion of Queen Gundicha, spouse of the legendary King Indradyumna who constructed the Puri Jagannatha temple.
The fourth day after Ratha Yatra is well known as Hera Panchami when Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Jagannatha, visits Gundicha temple in quest of Lord Jagannatha. After resting eight days in Gundicha temple Lord Jagannatha returns to his important abode. At the present time is named Bahuda Yatra or Return Yatra.
Lord Jagannatha returns to his important abode simply earlier than Devshayani Ekadashi when Lord Jagannatha goes to sleep for 4 months.