Rath Yatra 2022 in Bangladesh: Rath Yatra, one of many main festivals of Hindus in Bangladesh, started throughout the nation on Friday amid spiritual fervour and enthusiasm after a two-year break because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Totally different spiritual our bodies and temple committees have chalked out numerous programmes as a part of the festivities, native media reported.
The Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) has drawn up a nine-day programme in Dhaka, and it’ll finish with Ulto Rath (reverse journey) celebration on July 8, information company Bangladesh Sangbad Sanstha (BSS) reported.
The nation’s largest Rath Yatra, throughout which chariots of Lord Jagannath and his divine siblings Goddess Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra are pulled by devotees, has traditionally been celebrated at Dhamrai in Manikganj district, on the outskirts of Dhaka, and this yr is not any exception.
That is the 351st Rath Yatra at Dhamrai, and a Rathmela organised on the event will proceed all through the month, Bangladesh Stay Information reported.
In keeping with the BSS report, the day began with rendering of Harisangkirtan within the morning. There have been recitation of verses from Bhagavadgita, distribution of mahaprosad, rendition of padabali kirtan and arati, cultural features, staging of non secular dramas and screening of non secular movies by the day.
The Iskcon programmes at Swamibag in Dhaka began with an ‘Agnihotra Jagna’ looking for divine blessings for world peace and other people’s welfare.
There was a dialogue within the afternoon, the place Planning Minister MA Mannan was the chief visitor and Indian Excessive Commissioner Vikram Ok Doraiswami attended as a particular visitor. A lamp was lit on the event.
Later, a vibrant procession was introduced out from the Swamibagh temple as three massive chariots carrying photos and idols of Sri Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra.
Devotees pulled the ropes of the chariots by completely different components of the town and rounded it up on the premises of the Dhakeshwari temple, the BSS report mentioned. The chariot competition was additionally celebrated in different components of Dhaka and the nation.
Particular safety measures had been in place to make sure there was no untoward incident, the BSS report mentioned.
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In Chattogram too, a-nine day lengthy Rath Yatra started amid fanfare, with Iskcon taking out a procession, BSS reported.
On the event, Info and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud mentioned Bangladesh is a rustic of communal concord.
“The Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians have been residing right here from time immemorial in amity and peace,” he mentioned, inaugurating a nine-day Rath Yatra on the metropolis’s Prabartak Sangha crossing.
Hasan, who can also be the joint normal secretary of ruling Awami League, mentioned faith at all times works for bringing peace and prosperity, eliminating terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism.
At Chattogram, devotees attired in conventional attire additionally assembled at Nandankanon Tulshidham intersection with vibrant banners and festoons to have fun the competition. Among the many devotees becoming a member of the procession had been Advaita-Achyuta Mission members, and college students of universities, faculties and faculties, The Day by day Star reported.
Dr Rajib Ranjan, Indian Assistant Excessive Commissioner in Chattogram, inaugurated the competition the place former Chattogram metropolis mayor AJM Nasir Uddin was current because the chief visitor.