Bahuda Yatra or Bahuda Jatra is one of the main events in Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is the return festival of chariots. In 2017, Bahuda Yatra date is July 3.
The chariots of Puri Jagannath, Bhalabhadra, and Subhadra start their return journey to Puri Jagannath temple on ninth day after main Rath Yatra. After staying for nine days in Gundicha temple, chariots or Ratha begin to move to Puri on Bahuda Yatra day.
During Bahuda Yatra, the three ratha visit Mausima temple and deities are offered ‘Poda Pitha’, a sweet recipe. The presiding deity of Mausima temple is the aunt of Lord Jagannath.
In 2016, Bahuda Yatra date was July 14.
In 2015, Bahuda Yatra date was July 26.
In 2014, Bahuda Yatra date was July 7.
Bahuda Yatra 2013 date was July 18.
Bahuda Yatra 2012 date was June 29.