☸ Sri Ratha Yatra Festival ☸
Saturday, 14 July 2018
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas,
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart
guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our
most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to
Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."
prerakam prachya-paschatya-sisyanam bhakti-vartmani
bhakti-nirmalam-acharya-svaminam pranamamy aham
"I offer my respectful obeisances to Swami Bhakti Nirmal Acharya, who is
energetically inspiring all of Eastern and Western disciples on the path of
Starting off from the temple.
His Divine Grace arrives with the devotees at the main avenue.
The priests take the rod in their hands and the ride begins.
Lord Baladev's chariot moving forward.
As Lord Baladev's chariot proceeds, the chariot of Lady Subhadra is prepared to start the journey next.
Harness the horses of Lord Jagannath.
The rain continues on and off throughout most of the day.
Lord Jagannathdev starts the journey last.
Closer to 6 p.m. the chariots of Lord Baladev and Lady Subhadra arrive at Sri Gundicha Bari, as Lord Jagannathdev's chariot continues its way.
Lord Baladev's chariot.
The chariots of Lady Subhadra (on the left) and Lord Jagannath (on the right).
Lady Subhadra Mayi.
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