Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) London
Affiliated to Nar Narayan Dev Temple Bhuj

Rath Yatra

Sunday 25th June 2017

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Missed it last year? Well it's back. Join us in this years big procession where you will have a chance of pulling Lord Jagannathji's divine Rath through the streets of London.

The day will start off from 11.00am with Poojan and Maha Aarti followed by the a procession from SKS Swaminarayan Temple Kenton Harrow to Shree Swaminarayan Dharma Bhakti Manor. A divine celebration will be held at 3.30pm followed by Maha Prasad. Every journey begins with a single step...

View photos from last years procession here

What is Rath Yatra?

Rath Yatra is a celebration where Lord Jagannath is seated in a divine chariot and taken through the city of Puri. state of Orissa. India.

As the chariot is pulled along, everyone chants the name of the Lord whilst gracefully dancing. It is traditional for devotees to bring offerings to the Lord and to gather after the procession to perform a Poojan in the company of Learned Saints and Brahmins.

Three richly decorated chariots. resembling temple structure allow Lord Jagannath and His siblings to journey 2km annually to the Gundicha Temple where their aunt resides.

Who is Lord Jagannath?

Jagannath is a Sanskrit name used to describe a deity form of Lord Krishna. The name translated means the Lord of the Universe. Three prominent Deities instilled in the Jagannath Puri Temple are the idols of Lord Jagannath Himself, his brother Balabhadra, and his sister Subhadra devi.

Rath Yatra

Procession route

Rath Yatra route