Rath Yatra Celebrated at Shrivani Kshetra
The world famous auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra was celebrated at Shrivani Khetra at KISS on 4th July, 2019 amid religious fervor and gaiety. More than 50 thousand devotees participated in pulling the three well adorned chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra being carried on three colourful wooden chariots, festooned with flowers, appliqué and mural paintings.
The Pahandi and other rituals like Mangala Arati, Mailama,Tadapalagi, Rosha Homa, Abkasha, Surya Puja, Chariots inauguration etc followed by procession of deities from temple sanctum to the chariots began in the morning as per the ethics and rituals of Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannath Temple of Puri. Thousands of devotees gathered to pull the three chariots in the afternoon after Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS performed the holy ritual of Chherapahanra, the ceremonial sweeping of the Chariots. The special feature of Ghoshayathra here is that, Devadalan, the chariot of Goddess Subhadra is pulled by only females.
It seems a colourful atmosphere due to many temporary stalls, food stalls, meena-bazaar etc. near the Gundicha temple. During this nine-day festival there will be special programme on devotional music and songs performances in every evening near Gundicha temple. Devotees from nearby localities come to Gundicha temple and offer darshan to three Lords.