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Jagannath Ratha Yatra 2023

Tuesday, 20th June 2023

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The Rath Yatra festival is celebrated in Orissa with great enthusiasm and devotion. It is a very beautiful pastime of the Lord which is celebrated as Rath Yatra.

16 days before the Rath Yatra, when the moon is full, the Lord Jagannath takes bath and becomes sick. After that, He is confined to take rest for the next 14 days. He is then provided with special care until He becomes fit for the Rath Yatra.

The special bath takes place in the month of Jyestha during Purnima. This memorializes the appearance of the great Lord Jagannath. According to the sacred Skanda Purana, when King Indradyumna placed the wooden-made Deities, he organized this special bathing ceremony. The day is considered the appearance day of Lord Jagannath. A spiritual text written in the Oriya language is known as the ‘Niladri Mohadaya’. In this text, we could find the records of this fabulous festival. The earliest form of Lord Jagannath is known as the ‘Nilamadhava’. If you are willing and curious enough to find the story of Lord Jagannath, then it is beautifully described in the Jagannath Priyan Natakam. It is the most popular drama of Lord Jagannath. From that time, Sauras and Daitas are the people who have the exclusive right to organize this auspicious festival.

Program Schedule

Jagannath Ratha Yatra

20th June 2023

1:00 PM Onwards

Starting Point

Aashi Apsara, Ulubari

Ending Point

Jagannath Cultural Complex, Jayanagar, Beltola

Srimad Bhagavat Katha
7 Days

Wed, 21st June to
Tue, 27th June

7:00 PM Onwards

Followed by Jagannath Prasadam


Jagannath Cultural Complex, Jayanagar, Beltola


HG Amogh Lila Das,

ISKCON Dwarka Delhi

Return Ratha Yatra

28th June

1:00 PM Onwards

Starting Point

Dighalipukhuri Main Gate


HB Road, Panbazar, Fancy Bazar, Old Central Jail, AT Road, Paltan Bazar

Ending Point

ASTC Car Parking, Ulubari

Jagannath Seva Opportunities

Donation of your Choice

Jagannath Mangala Arati Puja


Annadaan Seva for Pilgrims


One Day Flower Decoration for Deities


Daily Puja & Bhoga Offering


Chappan Bhoga Offering


108 items for Bhoga Offering


Yajaman for Bhagavat Katha


Contact Us

Jagannath Temple Cum Cultural Complex, Jayanagar Rd, Guwahati, Assam 781022

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