Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj: Scheduled Rituals

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of auspicious Ashokasthami, Lord Lingaraj’s famous Rukuna Rath Jatra or chariot festival is held. Thousands of devotees are known to participate in this religious event and this year is not going to be any different.

The chariot festival is scheduled to start at 4 pm which will be preceded by Pahandi Bije which will be held from 12.30 to 1.45. The chariot is scheduled to reach Rameshwar temple by 7 pm.

Here is the schedule:
  • Mangal Alati, Abakash Niti- 5 am and 5.30 am
  • Sahan Mela Darshan- 5.30 am to 7.30 am
  • Rosha homa- 5.30 am
  • Chamu Parishkar- 6.30 am to 7 am
  • Mahasnana, Besha, Surya Puja, Dwarapala Puja- 7 am to 8 am
  • Srijiu Balabha, Sri Bhubaneswari Balabha, Srijiu Sakala dhupa-8 am to 9.15 am
  • Sri Bhubaneswari sakala dhupa-9.15 to 9.45 am
  • Bhoga mandapa- 9.45 am to 10.45am
  • Surya Puja, Dwarapala Puja, Mahasnana besa- 10.45 am to 12 pm
  • Jatra Puja- 12 pm to 12.30pm
  • Srijiu Pahandi- 11.30 am to 1.45 pm
  • Rath Rudha – 1.45 pm to 4 pm
  • Pulling of chariot to begin at – 4 pm
  • Arrival at Rameswar temple- 7 pm

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