Sunday, 19 Jul 2015
Lord Jagannathji's Rath pulled by your hands
Come join us in the celebration where you'll have the chance of pulling Lord Jagannathji's divine chariot.
Poojan and Maha Aarti will begin from 11.00am at SKS Swaminarayan Temple Kenton, followed by a procession back to Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Dharma Bhakti Manor. Everyone will get the opportunity to serve the Lord by pulling the Rath across the streets of Harrow. A divine celebration will be held upon arrival at the Temple at 3.30pm, followed by Maha Prasad.
Offerings of flowers, fruits & nuts can be made throughout the procession, whilst blissfully singing and dancing to the Maha Mantra.
- Poojan & Aarti @ 11am - 12pm
- Rath Yatra Starts @ 12pm
- Rath Yatra Ends @ 3.30pm
Dharma Bhakti Manor
- Poojan, Aarti & Dhun @ 4pm
- Mahaprasad @ 4.30pm
All cars are requested to park at Stanmore Temple. Drivers should drop off all passengers at Kenton Temple before making their way to the Stanmore Temple car park. All drivers will then be shuttled back to Kenton Temple.
What is Rath Yatra?
Rath Yatra is a celebration where Lord Jagannath is seated in a divine chariot (Rath) and taken through the city of Jagannath Puri. 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.