When is Jagannath Rath Yatra (जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा) in 2016

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Jagannath Rath Yatra (जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा) in 2016 will be observed on Wednesday, 6th July.

As per Hindu calendar, Jagannath Rath Yatra (जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा) begins on 2nd day of (Shukla paksha – bright fortnight) of Ashadh month.

Jagannath Rath Yatra (जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा), also referred as Puri Rath Yatra, is an eight day long festival that takes place in Puri, Orissa. The Jagannath Rath Yatra (जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा) of Puri is the oldest, grandest and most visited Rath yatra in the world. People outside India, also refer it as the Chariot Festival of Odhisa. On this day, Lord Jagannath of Puri is carried on his chariot to Gudicha Mata Temple and a huge procession throughout the city is carried out. Thousands of devotees and tourists ply in to get a glimpse of this massive temple festival of Odhisa.

Jagannath Rath Yatra (जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा) usually begin in the month of June or July. However, Jagannath Rath Yatra (जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा) in 2016 will begin on Wednesday, 6th July and the festivities will continue till next eight days. In the procession you see three highly decorated chariots that belong to Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra respectively. On the way back from Gundicha Mata temple, the deities rest for seven days at Mausi Maa Temple, and then they return to their respective abode.