By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 6: ISKON and many other Jaganth and other temples in Guwahati started the nine-day Jaganth Rathayatra, 2016 celebrations from today. The celebration will be be concluded with the Ultaratha (returning chariot) on July 14.
The theme of this whole festival is aimed at initiating the real peace formula to society at large and to promote peace and social harmony in greater. As this is the most wonderful festival in the world which is celebrated in almost all the major cities around the globe: it boosts the spirit of universal brotherhood, which instantly brings peace, prosperity and joy to anyone who whole-heartedly accepts the Supreme Lord as the Supreme Father of every living entity.
Guwahati Jaganth Rathayatra for the last 15 years has been encouraging participation from various communities belonging to different tribes, religious backgrounds, languages etc., to come together at a common platform and practically experience the spirit of ‘unity in diversity’.
On July 6, Guwahati Jaganth Rathayatra Festival- 2016 started with Sri Jaganth Rathayatra from Uluhari Higher Secondary School playground (near SB Deorah College) and culmited at Jaganth Cultural Complex via Bhangagarh, Ganeshguri, and Dr. R.P. Road, Last Gate, Beltola Tiniali. Thousands of people attended the festival from different cross-sections of society, including foreign delegates.
Apart from ISKON, Sri Sri Jaganth Rathayatra was also taken from Manipuri Basti, Dakshin Gaon, Khapara, Barbari, Botahghuli etc., areas of the city. All Jaganth Temples in these areas in the city will observe the nine-day Kangpali that will conclude on the day of ulta ratha.