GAURIPUR, June 27 � The Rath Yatra of Shri Shri Jagannathdev was celebrated at the historic Shri Shri Dham Ramraikuti Satra situated along Indo-Bangladesh border at Satrasal with pomp and gaiety recently.
The idols of Lord Krishna and his eldest brother Balram were placed in a decorated brass chariot presented by Koch general Bir Chilarai and was brought out from the manikut and moved seven times round the temple. The rope connected with the chariot was taken hold by thousands of devotees and drawn to the Ghunusabari located a few yards away and kept for seven days.
The return Rath Yatra is scheduled to take place on June 29 as before. Thousands of people coming from different areas of Dhubri and North Bengal took part in the Rath Yatra programme and offered prayers by chanting and dancing according to Vaishnavite culture and tradition.
The annual Rath Yatra of the Satra is said to be unique in the western part of the State and is considered as a big festival for the people of the border area.