Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2024 : Dates and Details

About Ratha Yatra

Ratha Yatra, also known as the Chariot festival, falls either in June or in July each year. This festival attracts foreigners as well since it is globally acclaimed. Primarily, the festival of Ratha Yatra denotes equivalence and integration.

Why do People Celebrate Ratha Yatra?

Ratha Yatra is organised in Puri, which is a prime city in Odisha. Devotees entrust that Lord Krishna or Lord Jagannath desires to visit Mathura, which is his birthplace. They organise this festival in order to fulfil his desire yearly.

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Tourist Points near Jagannath Temple

If you are planning to visit the city during the festival of Ratha Yatra, consider visiting Gundicha Temple, Puri Beach, Chilika Lake, Pipili Village, Konark Temple, Sakshigopal Temple, Raghurajpur Artist Village etc.

When is Rath Yatra observed?

Rath Yatra takes place on the second day of Ashadha month, or late June or early July, as per the Hindu calendar. 'Ashadha Shukla Paksha Dwitiya' is the name given to this day in ancient writings. In 2024, Rath Yatra will be observed on 07 July.

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