Ratha Yatra, Baripada

The Baripada Ratha Yatra is a vibrant, unique celebration in Odisha, India. On the day after the renowned Puri Ratha Yatra, Baripada's version unfolds. This event is distinguished by a special tradition: Devi Subhadra's chariot is solely pulled by women. This ritual celebrates female empowerment and promotes gender equality in religious practices. Amidst resounding chants and a sea of devotees, th....
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The Ratha Yatra typically follows a set schedule of activities. It commences with the Netra Utsav on the day of Ashadha Krushna Amabasya, which is a ritual awakening of the deities. This is followed by Uvayatra, taking place on Ashadha Shukla Pratipada, where the deities are prepared for the journey. On Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya, the Pahandi or the ceremonial procession takes place, where the deities are transferred to the chariots. This procession is especially significant at the Gundicha temple in Puri. The actual pulling of the chariots occurs on Ashadha Trutiya and Chaturthi, where thousands of devotees come together to pull the beautifully adorned chariots of Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Balabhadra. The Bahuda Yatra and another Pahandi occur on Ashadha Shukla Ekadashi. During Bahuda Yatra, the deities make their return journey. Finally, the pulling of the Bahuda chariots takes place on Ashadha Dwadashi and Trayodasi. These rituals mark the completion of the Ratha Yatra, symbolizing the deities' journey back to their main abode in the Jagannath Temple.

Organized By

Debottar Section
Sub-Collector, Baripada

How to reach

The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, which is 265 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Baripada Railway Station, which is 20 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Baripada, which is 20KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Baripada Town
Date Time

21 Jun 2023 - 2 Jul 2023

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM




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