Monthly Archives: April 2019

Netra Utsav – July 2

Netra Utsav

Netra Utsav is the ceremony where finishing touches are given to the eyes of the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra. Then Lords become ready for the big days of the Rath Mahotsav ahead.

JSC Netra Utsav

Jagannath Ratha Yatra – Saturday, July 6th 11:30AM

July 13 – Rath Mahotsav (Rath Yatra)

Jagannath Society of California and Mandir present 8th Annual Rath Mahotsav (Rath Yatra) on July 6 at Mandir. Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra will come on chariots to the streets to hug their devotees and proceed to Aunt Gundicha’s temple. It is said that whoever touches the chariot or has a glimpse of the Lords on the chariots on that day, they are free from all the sins.Kids will have their own chariot this year.Vibrant cultural show of music, dance and drama followed by free dinner.

Program Details:
Puja & Bhoga 11:30am – 1:30pm,
Bhajandhara 1:30pm – 2:30pm,
Chariot Pulling & Kirtan 4pm – 5:30pm,
Cultural 5:30pm – 6:30pm,
Dinner 7pm.

Nice Odisha Lunch & Dinner Prasad Served

Rath Yatra 2019

Akshaya Trithia Pujan – May7th Tuesday 5:30 pm

Akshaya Tritiya (ଅକ୍ଷୟ ତୃତୀୟା) Puja & Rath Anukula will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 5:30pm  at Mandir, Irvine. In Puri, on the occasion of the auspicious Akshay Tritiya, preparations for the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commences with ‘Rath Anukula’ that marks the beginning of chariots’ construction process.
Please come and be part of this auspicious puja.


UGADI/GUDI PADWA/CHAITRA NAVRATRI – April 5th –April 12th (5:00 PM-8:30 PM)

April 5th Friday Chaitra Navratri
Kalash Sthapana 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Panchanga Sravanam 5:00 PM
Lalitha Sahasranamam 6:30 PM
Maha Aarti 7:15 PM

 April 6th Saturday
Brahmacharini Puja

 April 7th Sunday
Gauri Puja

 April 8th Monday
Kushmanda Puja (Ganesh Puja)

 April 9th Tuesday
Naga Puja (Lakshmi Panchami)

 April 10th Wednesday
Skanda Sashti (Katyani Puja)

 April 11th Thursday
Maha Saptami (Kalaratri Puja)

 April 12th Friday
Durga Ashtami

April 13th Saturday
Navami Puja Havan 10:00 AM-10:30 AM

Navratri Daily Sponsorship $51
Navratri Grand Sponsorship $501

Potluck Dishes Welcome