Ratha Yatra ends with pulling rope of Ulto Ratha

The Ratha Yatra, one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, ended on Monday as hundreds of devotees pulled of the rope of Ulto Ratha.

The festival regarded as the chariot festival of Lord Sri Jagannath Dev which started on June 25.

Different religious bodies and temple committees organised various programmes marking the Ulto Ratha, the return journey of Lord Sri Jagannath.

Started in the morning the programmes included Harinam Sangkirtan, Agnihotra Jagna seeking world peace, discussion, rendering of Padabali Kirtan, cultural show, recitation of verses from the Holy Geeta and distribution of Mohaprosad.

The programmes were organised at the ISKON temple, Ram­Sita Mandir and Jagannath Temple at Shankhari Bazar and other places in the capital.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) brought out a big colourful procession with the chariot (Rath) of Lord Sri Jagannath Dev, Shuvadra and Balaram from Dhakeswari National Temple in the city in the afternoon.

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