Ratha Yatra celebrated across country

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 00:49, Jul 15,2018


Hindus set off a colourful procession from Swamibagh Iskan temple in Dhaka on Saturday as part of their programmes to celebrate the Lord Jagannath Dev’s Ratha Yatra. — Indrajit Ghosh

Members of the Hindu community celebrated Ratha Yatra on Saturday across the country amid religious fervor and enthusiasm.
The programme of the day was initiated with the recitation from the holy Geeta in the morning and holding of Agnihotra Jagna seeking divine blessings for world peace and people’s welfare.
The Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath Dev, one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, is also called Gundicha Yatra, Dasavatara and Navadina Yatra.
Thousands of devotees including male, female, boys and girls congregated the day at their respective pilgrim places as well as witness the chariot festival following the yatra.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness chalked out a nine-day program to be organised in the capital.
As part of the programmes, a colorful procession was brought from ISKON’s Swamibag temple that paraded different streets of the capital and ended at the temple premises.
Later in the afternoon, a discussion meeting was held on its premises.
Meanwhile, the devotees came out on the street with a colorful procession playing musical instruments including drums in every district across the country from the morning and ended the rally at the temple after marching different streets.
Thousand people come to visit the fair and bought various traditional handicraft items, toys for their children and sweetmeats.
The law enforcement agencies enforced tightened security measures to bid any untoward incident across the country on the occasion.

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