Puri in Orissa, Kolkata and other places in West Bengal celebrated the Rath Yatra today. Thousands of Kolkatans came out on the streets to participate in Rath Yatra. Salt Lake too participated in the festival. The Rath (The Chariot) was pulled along the Broadway of this township. Many pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath while the rest stood along the way to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra. Traffic was stopped enroute Rath Yatra. Prasad was distributed to the people while moving the Rath.
ISKCON, like every year, this year too organized Rath Yatra which started from the Park Circus Maidan, went through the central Kolkata streets and journey ended at Ganga Sagar Mela ground near Babughat. The Rath will be parked there till Ulta Rath, on the eighth day, when it will be back to the place of origin.
<- Rath Yatra at Puri Orissa
Devotees of the ISKCON from different parts of the world participated in the festival. Kids dressed as Krishna, Balaram and Subhadra enjoy themselves on the ISKCON Rath.