One of the most anticipated festivals in the Orissa state as well as in the nation-Jagannath Rath Yatra is a yearly event. This is celebrated in the month of June or July. The Rath Yatra festival is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra. It is also known as Gundicha Yatra, Chariot Festival, Dasavatara and Navadina Yatra.
Rath Yatra is held in Puri. It is considered that every year Lord Jagannath wishes to visit his birthplace Mathura for a few days to fulfill the desires of his devotees .This Yatra is conducted each year from Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple.