The different festivities of the Ratha Yatra involve pulling of chariots on 'Ashadhya Truitiya' and 'Chaturthi', 'Uvayatra' which is celebrated during 'Ashadhya Shukla Pratipada', pulling of 'Bahuda' chariots during 'Ashadha Dwadashi' and 'Trayodashi', 'Bahuda Yatra' and 'Pahandi' during the occasion of 'Ashadhya Shukla Ekadashi', 'Pahandi' at 'Ashadhya Shukla Dwitiya' and 'Netra Utsav' during 'Ashadhya Krushna Amabasya'. This festival has been observed ever since 1575 AD and the three deities arrive in their chariots just following Pahandi, and pilgrims start pulling these chariots the very next day. The 14-wheeled chariot of Lord Balabhadra, which is also called 'taldhwaja' is the first chariot or Ratha to be pulled and its destination is the 'Mausi Temple'. Then, the 12-wheeled chariot of Devi Subhadra, also known as 'Devidalan' is pulled, particularly by the womenfolk. Generally, this chariot proceeds half the way and is stopped as a practise, close to the police station of the town. The three chariots are stopped during the night, for the purpose of ensuring their safety.
The following day, the chariots are again begun to be escorted and Devidalan approaches Mausi Temple. Immediately thereafter, the 16-wheeled chariot of Lord Jagannath or the 'Nandighosh' is started, amidst accompanying sounds of conch shells or 'Ghantas'. It sways majestically and occupies the majority of the path. Similar rituals are followed on 'Ashar Shukla Ekadashi' or the 'Bahuda Day', and finally the rite of pulling the chariots is accomplished within a period of two days. Since there is hardly any excess space left for the Rathas to rotate, the alternate pattern is observed during the return journey and Nandighosh or the chariot carrying Lord Jagannath is the first chariot to be pulled. This is followed by the chariots of Devidalan and finally the Taladhwaja respectively.
As per Hindu mythology, there are various 'Vesha' on the different days while Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are in Mausi's Temple which include 'Ananta Vasudev' on the very first day, 'Luxmi Narayan' on the second day, 'Vishwarupa Mahadev' and 'Kaliya Dalan' during the third day, 'Kali' and 'Nrusingha' on the fourth day and finally 'Kalaki' and 'Baman' on the 5th day of the Ratha Yatra.