Know the cities where Rath Yatra celebrated outside India

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 29, 2024 IST

Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.

Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world. Here are ten notable places outside India where this vibrant festival is observed:

 

Bhaktapur, Nepal

The city of Bhaktapur in Nepal celebrates Rath Yatra spectacularly. Visitors can also see the Jagannath temple in Kathmandu, which remarkably survived the massive 2015 earthquake.

 

San Francisco, USA

The first Rath Yatra outside India was celebrated in San Francisco in 1967. Nearly 49 years later, the city continues to celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm and grandeur.

 

Durban, South Africa

Rath Yatra first graced the shores of Durban in 1988 and has been celebrated vibrantly ever since. The festival includes a chariot parade along with cultural activities featuring local and international artists.

 

Auckland, New Zealand

In Auckland, Rath Yatra is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Devotees dance fervently in front of the chariots, adding to the festival's lively atmosphere.

 

Rome, Italy

Italian devotees also participate in the Rath Yatra with great fervor. The first Rath Yatra in Italy was held in Viareggio in 1981. Today, the celebrations in Rome attract large crowds who dance and rejoice in the streets.

 

Moscow, Russia

In Moscow, nearly 200 Russian devotees brave severe weather conditions, including temperatures 20 degrees below zero and snowfall, to pull the chariot and celebrate Rath Yatra with joy.

 

Prague, Czech Republic

Every year, the streets of Prague are adorned with devotees pulling a 40-foot-high chariot carrying the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra. The procession is accompanied by singers, musicians, and dancers, creating a festive atmosphere.

 

Brisbane, Australia

Rath Yatra is honored in Brisbane with colorful singing and merrymaking. The cultural festivities that conclude the jubilant street procession are a sight to behold.

 

Florida, USA

The colorful and decorative chariots pulled through Florida's beautiful beaches create a thrilling sight. The festival is further enhanced by classical dance and music performances.

 

London, England

Trafalgar Square comes alive with vibrant colors as crowds gather to celebrate Rath Yatra. The festival is a major event, drawing huge numbers of devotees each year.

 

These global celebrations reflect the universal appeal of Rath Yatra and the enduring devotion to Lord Jagannath, bringing communities together in joyous festivities.

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Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
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Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
Apart from its origins in the majestic city of Puri, Odisha, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated with grandeur in several iconic cities around the world.
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