Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021: When is the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath? On which day will God leave for his aunt’s house?

Jagannath Rath Yatra Date 2021: This year i.e. in 2021 Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra will start from 12th July in which devotees will not be able to participate.

Rath Yatra 2021Puri Rath Yatra 2021: Date and tithi The Jagannath Temple is one of the four prime pilgrimages of Hindus that holds immense religious significance. This year, Ratha Yatra will be celebrated on Monday, July 12, 2021. The Dwitiya Tithi begins at 07:47 on July 11, 2021, and ends at 08:19 on July 12, 2021.


  • Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra will start from July 12
  • According to the order of the Supreme Court, the yatra will be without devotees.
  • Viewing of Rath Yatra from the roofs of houses and hotels has also been banned.

New Delhi: The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath ji will begin in Puri from July 12 this year. This yatra will be without devotees due to Kovid, which will be organized under the guidelines of the Supreme Court. It should be noted that every year Rath Yatra is organized in Puri from the second date of Ashadh Shukla Paksha.

During this centuries-long Rath Yatra, Shri Jagannathji, Balabhadraji and Subhadraji sit in a chariot to visit their aunt’s house, the Gundicha Temple, which is three kilometers away. On the tenth day of Ashadh Shukla Paksha, all three come to their place and sit in their place in the temple. 

History of Rath Yatra is centuries old / Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021

The history of Jagannath Rath Yatra held every year in Puri, Odisha is very old. Last year also due to Corona, it was organized without devotees. In this, a ride on the chariot of Lord Jagannath is taken out, this journey is considered to have great religious significance. It should be noted that Puri is one of the Char Dhams of India.  

jagannath rath yatra 2021

The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath ji has religious as well as cultural and social significance. The whole country is watching this Rath Yatra being organized in Puri. In the Rath Yatra, a palanquin of three chariots runs in which Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra are placed on the chariot on three separate chariots. That’s why this festival is also called chariot festival. These chariots are also called Nandighosha, Taladhwaja and Devadalana. 

The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in the city of Puri in Odisha is an annual ritual that people from far and wide reach Puri to see. This yatra will be on 12th July this time. In view of the Covid-19 epidemic, the state government has given permission to take out Rath Yatra only in Puri.

There is a complete ban on Rath Yatra, but the Supreme Court, by its June 22, 2020 order, had allowed it last year with certain conditions. This year the state government has given permission to take out ‘Rath Yatra’ only at Jagannath Puri temple. Rath Yatra has been taking place in the state for centuries.

Curfew in Puri on Rath Yatra, forbidden to see even from the terrace

This year the annual Rath Yatra festival will take place without crowd of devotees and they will not be allowed to watch the ritual even from the terraces en route to the chariot. According to Puri District Magistrate Samarth Verma, the administration has reviewed its decision and the Rath Yatra can be seen at homes and hotels. Viewing from the roofs has also been banned. A day before the festival to be held on July 12, a curfew will be imposed in Puri city which will be in effect till noon the next day.  (with agency input)


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