Ashok Ashtami Rath Yatra

Ratha Yatra Festival Ashok Ashtami, Ashokashtami in Bhubaneswar, Rath Jatra at Lingaraj temple, Car Festival of Lord Lingaraj

Ashok Ashtami Rath Jatra is observed during the Shukla paksha (Bright fortnight) of the chaitra month. This coincides with the Chaitra Navratri celebrations.

Ashok Ashtami is celebrated in a grand manner at Lingaraj Temple of Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. Here the protégé of Lord Lingaraj is taken in a chariot from the main temple to Rameswar Temple and return after a four-day stay. This ritual attacts thousands of devotees from Orissa and the neighboring states.

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