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Rath Yatra

Devotees gather to get a glimpse of Suna Besha of the three deities, in Puri.

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Devotees take part in the Bahuda Rath Yatra or 'Return Car Festival' which begins on the ninth day of Jagannath Yatra, in Puri, Odisha.

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Police personnel pull the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra towards Nackachana Dwar, as part of preparations for Bahuda Yatra (return of car festival) in Puri, Odisha.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani pays obeisance at a temple on the eve of annual Rath Yatra procession, in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath during 'Rath Yatra', in Agra.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath during 'Rath Yatra' outside Shri Jagdish Temple, in Udaipur.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath during the 'Rath Yatra', in New Delhi.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannatha during the 'Rath Yatra', in Ayodhya.

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Lord Jagannath chariot during the annual Rath Yatra, at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.

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Actress Barsha Rani Bishaya pulls the chariot of Lord Jagannath during the Rath Yatra, in Guwahati.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributes 'Abhada Torani' to devotees during the annual 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, in Puri.

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Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik watch the annual 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, in Puri.

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Artists perform 'Gotipua' as devotees pull the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra during the annual Rath Yatra, in Puri.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with newly elected Trinamool Congress MP and film actress Nusrat Jahan during Rath Yatra event organised by ISKCON, in Kolkata.

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Devotees pull the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra during the annual Rath Yatra, in Puri. The yatra is taken out every year on Ashadhi Bij, the second day of Ashad month, as per the Hindu calendar.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during Rath Yatra event organised by ISKON, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offer prayers during the inauguration of Rath Yatra event organised by ISKON, in Kolkata.

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Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maury and others pull a chariot carrying the idol of Lord Jagannath during the annual Rath Yatra, in Prayagraj (Allahabad).

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A man pours milk on a body builder as they participate in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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A man performs a bike stunt during the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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A devotee with his body painted with the images of MIG 21 pilot Abhinandan takes part in the annual Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees dance during the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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A devotee, center, wearing mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, participates in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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Devotees participate in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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Devotees pull the 'Rath' or the chariot of Lord Jagannath, during the annual Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad. The 142nd rath yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced in the city amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked the 18-km route to catch a glimpse of the deity.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah is felicitated by temple priests at Lord Jagannath temple on the occasion of annual Jagannath Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad.

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Celebrations underway at Puri for JagannathRathYatra, in Odisha.

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Celebrations underway at Puri for JagannathRathYatra, in Odisha.

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Celebrations underway at Puri for JagannathRathYatra, in Odisha.

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Celebrations underway at Puri for JagannathRathYatra, in Odisha.

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Devotees throng Puri for JagannathRathYatra, in Odisha. The Rath Yatra will commence today.

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Sand artist creates a sculpture on the eve of Rath Yatra festival, at a beach in Puri.

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Three chariot of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Debi Subhadra, on the eve of Rath Yatra festival in Puri.

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Veterinary doctors check an elephant before granting permissions for it to be a part of 'Annual Rath Yatra', in Ahmedabad.

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Motorcycle stuntsmen rehearse for the annoual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmedabad.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers participate in ''Ram Rath Yatra'' from Jhandewalan Mandir, in New Delhi.

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Members of Swadeshi jagran Manch participate in Ram Rath Yatra from Jhandewalan Mandir, in New Delhi.

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Devotees offer prayers to Lord Jagannath during the ongoing 'Ulta Rath Yatra' procession, in Ranchi.

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Devotees offer prayers to Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra during the ongoing Rath Yatra festival, in Puri.

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Devotees pull the chariot on the occasion of "Ulta Ratha Yatra" rally, in Kolkata.

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Devotees dance on the occasion of "Ulta Ratha Yatra" rally, in Kolkata.

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Devotees participate 279 years old Lord Jaganath's Rath Yatra organised by Shree Shree Vrindavan Chandra Jiu Math at Guptipara inn Hooghly.

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Devotees participate 279 years old Lord Jaganath's Rath Yatra organised by Shree Shree Vrindavan Chandra Jiu Math at Guptipara inn Hooghly.

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Devotees participate 279 years old Lord Jaganath's Rath Yatra organised by Shree Shree Vrindavan Chandra Jiu Math at Guptipara inn Hooghly.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath during 279 years old Lord Jaganath's Rath Yatra organised by Shree Shree Vrindavan Chandra Jiu Math at Guptipara inn Hooghly.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath during 279 years old Lord Jaganath's Rath Yatra organised by Shree Shree Vrindavan Chandra Jiu Math at Guptipara inn Hooghly.

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A policeman stands guard as devotees pull the chariots during the annual Rath Yatra, in Puri.

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Sadhus chant religious slogans while standing in a queue to get themselves registered for the Amarnath Yatra, at a base camp, in Jammu.

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Delhi President of Bharatiya Janata Party Manoj Tiwari during the Lord Jagannaths Rath Yatra at Hauz Khas Jagannath Temple, New Delhi

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Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal during the Lord Jagannaths Rath Yatra in New Delhi.

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Devotees, with their bodies painted, participate in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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A devotee dressed as goddess Kali participates in a procession during the annual Rath Yatra, or Chariot procession, in Jammu.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offers traditional drink 'Tanka Torani' to devotees during the 141st Rath Yatra, in Puri.

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Russian devotees perform as others pull the rope of a chariot of Lord Jagannath during 141st Rath yatra, at ISKCON temple in Kolkata.

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A devotees perform stunts during the141st Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Bhagyashree with her son Abhimanyu during 141st Rath yatra of Lord Jagannath, ISKCON temple in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, veteran Bollywood actor Bhagyashree and TMC MP Moon Moon Sen during 141st Rath yatra of Lord Jagannath, ISKCON temple in Kolkata.

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Lord Jagannaths Rath Yatra Procession in New Delhi.

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Crowd gathered for Lord Jagannaths Rath Yatra in New Delhi.

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Lord Jagannaths Rath Yatra in New Delhi.

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Crowd gathered for Lord Jagannaths Rath Yatra in New Delhi.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani attend 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Jagannath temple, in Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani attends the141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Jagannath temple, in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath during the 141st Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath during the 141st Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees hold umbrellas during the procession of 141st Rath Yatra as it rains heavily, in Puri.

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Devotees pull the chariots during the 141st Rath Yatra, in Puri. The yatra is taken out every year on Ashadhi Bij, the second day of Ashad month, as per the Hindu calender. Besides the three chariots of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balram and sister Subhadra, the yatra procession comprises of 18 decorated elephants, 101 trucks with tableaux, members of 30 religious groups and 18 singing troupes.

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BJP National President Amit Shah offer prayers at Lord Jagganath temple during the annual 141st Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad.

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A camera equipped helium-balloon, using Israeli technologies, installed to keep vigil during annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, in Ahmadabad.

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Chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra during the final leg of preparation ahead of Rath Yatra festival, in Puri.

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PASS convener activist Hardik Patel visits Lord Jagannath temple, a day before the annual chariot procession (Rath Yatra), in Ahmedabad.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel deployed ahead of annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, in Ahmadabad.

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Carpenters construct wheels for Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra as preparations begin for Rath Yatra festival in Puri.

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Ram Rajya Rath Yatra which started from Ayodhya reached Tamil Nadu

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Ayodhya - Rameswaram 'Rama Rajya Ratha Yatra', a chariot modelled on the proposed Ram Janma Bhoomi Temple, being flagged off from from Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya.

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A view of 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra', a chariot model created on the proposed Ram Janam Bhoomi Temple, takes off from Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya to Rameswaram.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks at the flag off ceremony of the 'Jal Mitti Rath Yatra' for 'Rashtra Raksha Mahayajna' at India Gate in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh flags off the 'Jal Mitti Rath Yatra' for 'Rashtra Raksha Mahayajna' at India Gate in New Delhi.

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Sadhus viewing a chariot modelled on the proposed Ram Janma Bhoomi Temple at Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya, a day before the launch of Ayodhya - Rameswaram Rama Rajya Ratha Yatra.

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Rath being pulled by the devotees during Jagannath Rath Yatra organised by ISKCON, in Mumbai.

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A view of the proession being taken out during Jagannath Rath Yatra organised by ISKCON, in Mumbai.

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Devotees gather for a glimpse of Suna Besha of three deities on chariots in Puri.

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Odissi dancer during 46th ISKCON Ulta Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 46th ISKCON Ulta Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 46th ISKCON Ulta Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Kolkata.

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Devotees during the 46th ISKCON Ulta Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Kolkata.

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Devotees throng the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra during the Bahuda Yatra (return journey of Lord Jagannath) in Puri, Odisha.

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Devotees take photographs during the 140th annual rath yatra of Lord Jagannath in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees take part in a procession during the 140th annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees throng the Chariot of Lord Jagannath during the inauguration of the Rathyatra festival at Mahesh, 40kms from Sreerampore in Hooghly district of West bengal.

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Priests performing Pahandi rituals of Lord Jagannath during the inauguration of the annual Rathyatra festival in Puri.

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Odissi dancers perform in front of the three chariots during the inauguration of the annual Lord Jagannath Rathyatra festival, in Puri.

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Priests of ISKCON temple carry the idol of Lord Jagannath to install it on chariot before the start of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Kolkata.

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King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb is carried on a palanquin to perform Chhera Panhara rituals during the inauguration of the annual Rathyatra festival, in Puri.

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Acclaimed Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly's troupe performs during 46th ISKCON Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, in Kolkata.

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Lakhs of devotees take part in the Lord Jagannath annual Rath Yatra, in Puri.

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