Chariot Festival on the streets of New Delhi
By Premanjana Das
On 23rd Aug’ 15, ISKCON Punjabi Bagh organized its Annual Rathyatra(The Chariot Parade) which started at 3:00 PM continuing to grace the citizens of West Delhi upto 10:00 PM in the Night.
Their Lordships bestowed their merciful glance and gave their Darshans to thousands of people who pulled the chariot that day.
The festival organized at this time also serves as an awareness program and invitation to general public about the upcoming festivals of Balaram Jayanti, Janamastami, Srila Prabhupada Vyaspuja and Radhastami.
Though it rained heavily for the last half hour, devotees became more enthusiastic in their chanting/ dancing and pulling of chariot.
Special care was taken to keep smooth flow of traffic and cleanliness of the entire place after the parade. In fact, place became many times cleaner than it was before the festival.