Kolkata Rathyatra by iskcon


Kolkata rathyatra and mela is held at Maidan opposite Parkstreet Metro station every year. This mela is held by ISKCON. The Rath initially comes from Iskcon to Maidan. Devotees from all over Kolkata and abroad come and pull the rath. At the Mela grounds Maha Prashad is distributed and cultural programs are held. Devotees come here to have darshan of Sri jagannath, subhadra and balaram who travel to Masis Bari in the rath. After all the hassles of the city and busy daily life this is the place to be to recollect and recharge yourself.
More images below.

The beautiful gate at the entrance of mela.

The Huge Gate to the RathYatra Mela grounds

The Mandir where the deities are kept and worshiped

Foreign devotees performing at the center stage in front of the temple.

The idols of Sri Jagannath, Subhadra and Balaram

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The Chariots kept on the mela grounds

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