Coolangatta Rathayatra (Album of photos)
Ramai Swami: Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast, is a tourist resort town that gets hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. In the middle of the year, the township puts on a parade of vintage cars that go back to the 40s and 50s.
Somehow, Yamal Arjuna, head of the Bhakti Centre at Surfers Paradise, was able to convince the organizers that our Jagannatha Rathayatra cart was vintage and deserved a place as one of the floats.
Of course, the devotees understand that the Lord’s cart is not vintage but actually eternal because it carries the Lord of the universe, Lord Jagannatha. The parade was attended by about sixty thousand people and from what I saw, everyone was in ecstasy.
Find them here: https://is.gd/j2FGfs