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Ratha Yatra starts today

  • Published at 01:36 am July 14th, 2018
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The festival will come to an end with Ulto Ratha Yatra (reverse journey) on July 21

Ratha Yatra, the chariot festival of Sri Jagannath Dev and one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, will begin today.

The festival will come to an end with Ulto Ratha Yatra (reverse journey) on July 21.

In observance of the festival, different religious bodies and temple committees have drawn up various programs, reports BSS.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) has chalked out a nine-day program in Dhaka.

The programs of the ISKON at Swamibag in Dhaka start with holding of Agnihotra Jagna seeking divine blessings for world peace and people’s welfare. In the afternoon, a discussion will be organised on its premises. Later in the afternoon, a colourful procession will be brought out from Swamibagh setting images of Sri Jagannath Dev, his brother Sri Balaram and sister Srimati Subhadra on three largely build Rathas (chariots).

The Rathjatra festival will also be celebrated at Ramseeta Mandir on Joikali Mandir Road, at Shankharibazar and Jagannath Jeo Mandir at Tantibazar in old city and other places across the country.