Utthana Dwadashi ( Garuda Dwadashi ) is observed during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in Orissa and is dedicated to Garud, the Vahana of Srihari Vishnu. Garud Dwadashi is of great importance at the Puri Jagannath Temple.
Tulsi leaves and flowers are offered to Damodara on this day. The ritual is mainly performed by the Vaishnavites. Many Hindu communities also perform the Tulsi Vivah and puja on the day.