Leicester Rath Yatra


After deciding to leave UK for good, we invited our friends in Nottingham for Lunch in Indian Restaurant in Leicester. Leicester Rath Yatra happend to be on the same day of our visit and was a pleasant surprise for us. It was good to see one of the Indian festivals being celebrated in UK at such a large scale. This procession was organized by the Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Temple in Leicester. There were 3 or 4 Raths included in the yatra.

Rath Yatra = Lords Carriages Procession.

The carriages holds the idol of the God and there is procession of these God Idols along a the city. The devotees participating in the processoin chant prayers. As tribute to Lord Krishna, some of the devotees were dancing on the Bhajans(prayers) in front of the Raths.