Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra or car festival of Puri Jagannath temple is one of the largest religious ceremonies of India. In 2020, Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra date is June 23.
Puri Rathyatra commemorates the journey of Lord Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).
As part of Rath Yatra, the idols of Lord Puri Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra are taken out in a procession to Gundicha Temple and remain there for nine days. Then the idols or Rath Yatra returns to Puri Jagannath temple. The return journey of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra is known as Bahuda Yatra. Chandan Jatra celebrated on Akshay Tritiya marks the beginning of Rath Yatra festival during when the making of chariots and sandalwood paste painting start.
Panchang, 23 June 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:46 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:22 Chandrastama (Moonset)21:17
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 11:18
Nakshatra Punarvasu – 13:33
Yoga Dhruva – 11:02
Karana Taitila – 22:49
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 15:50 – 17:31
Gulika Kalam: 12:29 – 14:09
Yama Gandam: 09:07 – 10:48
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna – 07:35:01
Amrita Kalam 11:08 – 12:44
Abhijit: 12:02 – 12:56
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:25 – 22:59
Durmuhurthams: 23:25 – 24:08*
Rath Yatra in Previous Years
In 2019, Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra date was July 4.
In 2018, Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra date was July 14.
In 2017, Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra date was June 25.
In 2016, Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra date was July 6.
In 2015, Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra date was July 18.
In 2014, Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra date was June 29.
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2013 date was July 10.
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2012 date was June 21.