Rath Yatra festival, one of the biggest Hindu festivals, is held once every year in the rainy season that falls in June-July. Lord Jagannath, with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, goes on vacation, travelling on grand chariots, from his temple to his garden palace in the countryside. This belief of Hindus has given rise to the Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival. This is also the etymological origin of the English word "Juggernaut". On the first day of the Roth Yatra, a large procession was brought out from the Iskandar Mandir. Thousands of devotees walked beside the chariots chanting religious sermons. As the festival is hold in rainy season Rain become a part of this festivals. The chant of "Harey Krishna, Harey Krishna, Harey Krishna Harey Harey" . Men and women of all ages, including children, participated in the Roth Yatra and danced on the tune of prayers and received "Prasad". Beautifully decorated idols in colourfully decorated chariot remained the centre of attraction for all.
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