Pushyabhishek Yatra is one of the famous annual rituals held in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2023, Pushyabhishek Yatra date is January 8, Sunday.
It falls on Pushya Nakshatra in Paush Month, usually falls on Paush Purnima day.
On this day, Dhanu Yatra is concluded in Odisha mainly in Bargarh region of the state.
As per the legend, on this day, Lord Jagannath is crowned as the King. This ceremonial event is witnessed by Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara and 33 crores Gods along with Saptarshis and other Rishis.
Tens of thousands of devotees participate in Pushyabhishek Yatra. Samudra Aarti is the main ritual of the day at Puri Jagannath Temple.