Puri Rath Yatra 2016: Know more about Bahuda Yatra!
Here's the details about the last day!
New Delhi: After a stay of eight days in the Gundicha temple of Puri, the three holy chariots of Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Balabhadra return to its abode in Puri temple.
The return journey of the chariots is also known as Ulta Rath Yatra or Ulto Rath Yatra – and is ritually known as Bahuda. In 2016, Bahuda falls on July 14. It started on July 6, 2016.
This is the day when the chariots make their way out of the Garden House or 'Adapa Mandapa' in Gundicha temple. Whilst their way back home, the chariots stop for a while at the Mausima Temple where they are offered Odisha's popular dish 'poda pitha'- made of rice, jaggery, coconuts, lentils.
The next day the Lord is ready for dharshan to people in the temple – and it is known as 'Suna Besha'.
Rath Yatra is one of the most sought-after and popular religious events in Odisha. Every year, lakhs of people flock to the holy city of Puri to seek blessings of the Lord.