GUWAHATI, June 26 - The Akshaya Patra Foundation of Guwahati in association with Sri Hayagriva Madhav Mandir celebrated Jagannath Rath Yatra at Hajo for the second time in the amidst of great fanfare, a press release received here stated.
The ceremonial chariot carrying their Lordships Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeb and Subhadra and Nitai Gaurasundar started at around 1 pm from Panchgaon Manasa Mandir (Boragaon).
Followed by the inaugural function, the Rath Yatra started with all the dignitaries offering camphor Arati and cleaning the street in front of the chariot which proceeded along the thoroughfares of Hajo, Pakhemala and culminated at Sri Sri Hayagriva Madhav Mandir at around 5 pm. Various artistes performed cultural programmes.
The entourage led by a decked-up elephant and accompanied by traditional Gayon-Bayon enthralled the onlookers. There was Sankirtan by devotees of the Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati and Naam Prasanga by local groups from Hajo, Sualkuchi and other adjoining areas.
Throughout the way, devotees offered various articles like fruits, flowers etc to the faithfuls and at the culmination point near the Sri Sri Hayagriva Madhav Mandir, a grand Arati was offered in honour of their Lordships followed by Prasadam to all the assembled people.
Janardhan Dasa, president of the Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati and Shiva Prasadam Sharma Doloi of Sri Sri Hayagriva Madhav Mandir thanked the devotees for making the event a success.
He further added that an occasion like Rath Yatra not only enlightens people spiritually, but also spreads peace and brotherhood in the society.