SNAPSHOT: Here's looking at Rath in Dwarka...
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SNAPSHOT: Here's looking at Rath in Dwarka...

Posted: Jul 14, 2018     By City Spidey

ISKCON, or  International Society for Krishna Consciousness, organised Jagannath Rath Yatra today evening  in Sector 13, Dwarka . Lord Jagannath's decorated chariot was at the centre of the yatra.  Thousands of devotees from Dwarka and surroundings area joined in. Women and children, too, participated in large numbers. Singing and dancing dominated the streets of Sector 13 -- the procession reflecting gaiety that dominates  Puri around this time. 

Mythology has it that Lord Jagannath is a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. The name is derived from two words "jagat" and "nath", which means "Lord of the universe".  On this day, Lord Jagannath and his two siblings, Balaram and Subhadra, visit their aunt at the Gundicha Temple.

Here are a few glimpses of this unique yatra:

 

The vibrantly decorated rath in procession

 

Women and children participate with equal enthusiasm in the procession 

 

  ISKCON members move along with the crowd 

 

TAGS: Rath Yatra / Rath / ISKON / International Society for Krishna Consciousness / Sector 13

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