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Mahaprabhu Jagannath’s Rath Yatra will be held on this date, then he will rest for 7 days at his aunt’s house

2999163 Jagannath Yatra 2Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 Date: Jagannath Rath Yatra has special significance in Hinduism. Every year, the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra starts from the Jagannath temple in Puri city of Odisha. The three deities go on a city tour riding on decorated chariots. The famous Rath Yatra of Puri takes place every year on the second day of Shukla Paksha of the month of Ashadh. This year this Rath Yatra will take place on 7 July 2024. 

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 

This year the Jagannath Rath Yatra will be taken out from 04:28 am on 7 July 2024, which will continue till 05:01 am on 8 July 2024. After this, the Rath Yatra will reach Lord Jagannath’s aunt’s house i.e. Gundicha temple. Where after a week’s rest, the Lord will return to the Jagannath temple on July 16. 

Sister Subhadra had expressed the desire to visit the city 

There is a mythological story behind the beginning of Jagannath Rath Yatra. According to Padma Purana, once Lord Jagannath’s sister Subhadra expressed her desire to see the city. Then her brother Lord Jagannath and Balabhadra seated their sister in the chariot and showed her the entire city. During this journey, they went to their aunt Gundicha’s house where they rested for 7 days. It is believed that from then onwards the tradition of taking out Jagannath Yatra started.

When Lord 

Jagannath’s Rath Yatra reaches Gundicha Mata’s temple once a year, he is given a grand welcome and felicitation there. The temple is thoroughly washed and decorated with flowers. This ritual is called Gundicha Marjan. Then Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are given a grand welcome. They are given a grand welcome for 7 days. After this, Lord Jagannath returns to the temple with great pomp and show.