#Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the Kolkata ISKCON Rath Jatra. He will start the procession from the temple on Albert Road in Minto Park at 2 pm on Friday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will offer her prayers. Pulling the rope of the chariot will start the eight-day Rath Yatra festival. ISKCON Deputy Director Anang Mohan Das said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would attend the inauguration ceremony of ISKCON’s Rath Yatra. The chariot will be officially inaugurated after the Aarti in his hands.
Last year was the golden jubilee year of the Calcutta ISKCON Rath Yatra. No ceremony could be held due to Corona. This time it will be the festival. ISKCON fans will come from 150 countries, including the United States, Russia, London and Singapore. To participate in the second largest rath yatra festival in India. The Calcutta ISKCON Rath Yatra started in 1982. 2021 was the golden jubilee. That festival will be celebrated in 2022 with pomp and circumstance. From July 1 to July 6, Auntie’s house will be built at the Brigade Parade Ground.
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The festival begins in the morning with the victory of Pahandi on 1st July. This Pahandi victory episode will start at 8.30 am. Jagannath Balaram and Subhadra, these three deities will be taken in a chariot from the Iskcon temple in Calcutta through this ceremony. After that, the cultural program will start in front of that chariot at ten in the morning. The Chief Minister will arrive at two o’clock in the afternoon. Aarti will do in front of the chariot. Then pull on the rope of the chariot. The Chief Minister will roll the wheel of the chariot to start the chariot journey. Starting at Albert Road, Hunger Ford Street, Minto Park, AJC Bose Road, Sarat Bose Road, Hazra Road, Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Road, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Chowrangi Road, Exide Junction, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Ebare Road At the aunt’s house.
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It is estimated that the pujo and aarti will be held here till July 7 and will be attended by about 16 lakh devotees. ISKCON has fans in about 150 countries. There are ISKCON temples in 150 countries around the world. Several fans have already started coming from there. Anang Mohan Das, deputy director of the ISKCON temple, said about 272 devotees from the US, London, Singapore and Russia have already come to join the rath yatra festival. The Brigade Parade Ground will be in full swing from July 1 to July 7 for foreign and local fans. Devotees will be given Jagannath Darshan and Khichuri Prasad from 3:30 pm to 9 pm.