Desk: The Jagannatah Rath Yatra will start from 1st July and end on 12th July. According to the Hindu calendar, every year on the second day of the month of Ashadha, Lord Jagannath accompanied by his brother Balarama and sister Subhadra visits his aunt’s house. Every year Rath Yatra is taken out with pomp in the Jagannath temple located in Puri city of Odisha. Three decorated chariots leave from the Jagannath temple. In the front is the chariot of Balraj ji, in the middle is the chariot of sister Subhadra and at the rear is the chariot of Jagannath Prabhu.
According to Padma Purana, the sister of Lord Jagannath once expressed her desire to visit the city. Then Jagannath ji and Balabhadra took their sister Subhadra on a chariot and set out to show the city. During this he also went to Gundicha’s aunt’s house and stayed for seven days. Since then there is a tradition of taking out Rath Yatra here.
Rath Yatra 2022 Schedule
01 July 2022 (Friday) – Rath Yatra begins
05 July (Tuesday) – Hera Panchami (first five days stay in Gundicha temple)
08 July (Friday) – Sandhya Darshan (It is believed that visiting Lord Jagannath on this day gives the same virtue as worshiping Sri Hari for 10 years)
09 July (Saturday) – Bahuda Yatra (homecoming of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and sister Subhadra)
July 10 (Sunday)- Sunabesa (Lord Jagannath takes royal form with his siblings after returning to Jagannath temple)
July 11 (Monday) – Aadhar Pana (A special drink is offered on the divine chariots on Ashadh Shukla Dwadashi. It is called Pana.)
12 July (Tuesday) – Neeladri Beej (Niladri Beej is the most interesting ritual of Jagannath Yatra.)