Friday, 3 June 2016, 11:45:17 am
Rathyatra of Lord Jagannath is held at Puri in Orissa, during the months of June/July each year. On this day Lord Jagannath with his elder brother Lord Balarama and sister Subhadra, goes on a vacation, to their aunt's place at the Gundicha Temple situated at a distance of 2 km from their temple. This day is of great significance to the Hindus. It is during this time that the three deities of Jagannath, Lord Balarama and Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made temple-like chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees.