Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra, the car festival of Puri Jagannath temple, is held today, 3 July 2011. It is one of the largest religious ceremonies in the world. Rathyatra is celebrated on the second day of bright half of Ashad month, Ashad Shukla Dwitiya.
As part of Rathyatra, the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra are taken out in a procession (yatra). The idols return to Jagannath temple of Puri after 9 days which is celebrated as Bahuda Yatra or the return festival of Rathyatra.