Jagannatha Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots, is celebrated originally in Jagannath Puri (Odisha) from time immemorial. Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON introduced this Ratha Yatra festival in ISKCON centers around the world. He said, “If you participate in these chariot festivals and see the Deities riding on these chariots, you will go back home, back to Godhead at the end of this life.”
We celebrate the Ratha Yatra of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama and Subhadra every year. Thousands of devotees pull the chariot, offer their prayers, join in the kirtana and partake the prasadam being distributed, all along the route of the Ratha Yatra.