Garuda Dwadasi



Garuda Dwadasi is observed during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Kartik month in Orissa. Garuda Dwadasi 2014 date is November 4 and is of significance at the Puri Jagannath Temple. The day is dedicated to Garuda – the Vahana of Lord Vishnu. It is observed the day after the Bada Ekadasi and along with Tulsi Puja.

Garuda Dwadasi is an important ritual in Puri Jagannath Temple. Scores of devotees participate in the ritual. It is also the second day of the Panchuka rituals part of Kartik Brata observed in Puri.