JAGANNATH PURI RATH YATRA 2023: DATE, TIME AND SIGNIFICANCE

JAGANNATH PURI RATH YATRA 2023: DATE AND TIME

This year Shri Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2023 started on June 20th, 2023 and will culminate on June 28th,2023. On June 20th, 2023 the Yatra started at 10:04PM.

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2023: Significance

Shri Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is considered to be one of the most important festivals in India. It is celebrated every year in Puri City of Odisha. Millions of people from around the world come to Puri to participate and witness this holy possession.

In this Rath Yatra, Shri Jagannath Ji along with his brother ‘Balram’ and sister ‘Subhadra’ travel in chariots to Gundicha Temple, where they stay for nine days. Gundicha Temple is believed to be their ‘Maasi’s’ (mother’s sister) home. After their stay, when the finally return to Jagannath Temple, the returning Yatra is known as ‘Bahuda Yatra’.

This yatra is an important part of the culture and heritage of the city and people have been happily celebrating it for more than thousands of years.

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