Bahuda Jatra – The Return Journey of Puri Rath Yatra Festival

Bahuda Yatra, or Jatra, is the return journey of the three chariots in the Puri Rath Yatra Car Festival. In 2013, the date of Bahuda Yatra is July 18. In the Puri Rath Yatra, the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra after reaching the Gundicha Temple stays there in the Garden House or ‘Adapa Mandapa’ for seven days. On the ninth day, the deities return to the Puri Jagannath Temple.

During Bahuda Jatra, the three chariots stop for awhile at the Mausima Temple
This temple is dedicated to the aunt of Lord Jagannath and three deities are offered ‘poda pitha’, a special sweet made of rice, coconut, lentils and jaggery.

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