Hera Panchami festival is one of the main rituals observed during Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra in Gundicha Temple, Orissa. In 2022, Hera Panchami date is July 4. In 2022, Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on July 1.
It is celebrated on Ashada Shukla Panchami, fifth day in bright fortnight of Ashad month in Oriya calendar.
Hera Panchami festival is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who appears anxious because her husband (Jagannath) forgets to take her. When Lord Jagannath returns from his journey he forgets to take her along with him. Goddess Lakshmi enters the Gundicha Temple through Badadanda and returns secretly from the ‘Heragohri Sahi’ after breaking a small piece of Nandigosha Ratha. It is all to teach a lesson to her beloved husband.
Lord Jagannath is stopped at Kalahata Dwara on his return journey to his sanctum. There he convinces his beloved wife and on their reunion Rasagollas are offered as Prasada.
Panchang, Hera Panchami – 4 July 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:29 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 07:00 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 09:45 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 10:48 PM
Tithi : Panchami upto 06:32 PMShashthi
Nakshatra : Magha upto 08:44 AMPurva Phalguni
Karana : Bava upto 05:53 AMBalava upto 06:32 PMKaulava
Yoga : Siddhi upto 12:22 PMVyatipata
Weekday : Somawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashada Maas – Purnimanta; Ashada Maas – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:48 AM to 12:42 PM
Amrita Kalam : 06:06 AM to 07:51 AM 03:38 AM, Jul 05 to 05:21 AM, Jul 05
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:10 AM to 08:52 AM
Yamaganda : 10:33 AM to 12:15 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:56 PM to 03:37 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:42 PM to 01:36 PM 03:24 PM to 04:18 PM
Varjyam : 05:19 PM to 07:02 PM
In 2019, Hera Panchami date is July 7. In 2019, Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on July 4.
In 2017, Hera Panchami date is June 28. In 2017, Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on June 25.
In 2016, Hera Panchami date is July 9. In 2016, Jagannath Rath Yatra has begun on July 6.
In 2015, Hera Panchami date is July 22. In 2015, Jagannath Rath Yatra starts on June 18.
In 2014, Hera Panchami date was July 2. In 2014, Jagannath Rath Yatra starts on June 29.
Hera Panchami 2013 date was July 14. In 2013, Jagannath Rath Yatra started on July 10.
Hera Panchami 2012 date was June 24. In 2012, Jagannath Rath Yatra was on June 21.