Jagannath Rath Yatra: Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra will start on July 1 in Puri, Odisha. Devotees across the country travel to the holy shrine to participate in the festival. The Chariot celebration of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra is marked with much fervor and enthusiasm.
The Jagannath Ratha Yatra festival is celebrated on Dwitiya Tithi, Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month, as per the Hindu calendar.
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022: Puja Timings
The Dwitiya Tithi will commence at 10.49 am on June 30, 2022, and end at 1.09 pm on July 1, 2022.
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra 2022 Schedule
Rath Yatra begins with the tradition of visiting the Gundicha temple on July 1, Friday.
Hera Panchami (Basically, the first five days when the Lord Jagannath resides in Gundicha temple) will be observed on July 5, Tuesday.
Sandhya Darshan will be marked on July 8, Friday.
Bahuda Yatra (Homecoming of Lord Jagannath along with his sister Subhadra and his brother Balabhadra) is observed on July 9, Saturday.
Sunabesa (Bhagawan Jagannath returns to his abode) marked on July 10, Sunday.
Aadhar Pana ritual (a special drink offered to the chariots) will be held on July 11, Monday.
Neeladri BJ falls on July 12, Tuesday.
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra Significance
During this time of the year, Lord Jagannath along with his sister Goddess Subhadra and his brother Lord Balabhadra pay a visit to their aunt’s house, the Gudicha temple, which is located about 3kms away from the Lord Jagannath temple. After staying there for over eight days, they come back to the main abode.