July 18, 2015
WB CM inaugurates ISKCON Kolkata Rath Yatra
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the famous ISKCON Rathayatra in Kolkata.
Around four to five lakh devotees are expected to pull the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra on the occasion, with the yatra winding its way through the major thoroughfares of Kolkata after starting from the Hungerford Street opposite the ISKCON temple on Albert Road.
The West Bengal Chief Minister reached the temple at around 11.15 AM and performed aarti. After a “darshan” she flagged off the annual journey of the three deities.
The chariots will wade though Minto Park, Sarat Bose Road, Hazra Road, Hazra crossing, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Exide Crossing, JL Nehru Road and then finish at Brigade Parade Ground from the Outram Road.
At the Brigade Ground, there will be a daily special darshan of Lord Jagananth from July 18 to 25. Prasad will also be distributed.