[GHHF] Bala Samskar Students and Parents Organized Ratha Yathra – Many Christians Participated in Assam.

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Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890 -1936)
“I shall never forget my first visit to Ellora, reached after two days tramp from the nearest town. When the sages of southern India wanted to create an image of the universe, they went to Ellora. They worked for one hundred and fifty years and used up generations of artists. They carved a mountain into galleries, and as these rose higher and higher, they gradually attained the summit, and the whole mountain was covered as the Himalayas are covered with strange life."
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation members, Pracharaks, and teachers organized Rath yatra and Puja for Balasamskar students to make them aware about richness of Sanatan dharma. Puja organized in Nagarpattika where Cristian students were also participated. Prasadam distributed amongst both Hindu and Christian students. Other centers also organized Yatra with Jagannath Deva Vigraha.
    All Bala Samskar students, parents and even Christians participated in carrying the Gods pictures and went on a precession to celebrate the Ratha festival similar to Puri Jagannath.
Ratha Yatra Chariot festival, is any public procession in a chariot.The term particularly refers to the annual Ratha Yatra in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other East Indian states, particularly the Odia festival that involve a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. Ratha Yatra processions have been historically common in Vishnu-related (Jagannath, Rama, Krishna) traditions in Hinduism across India,[8] in Shiva-related traditions,[9] saints and goddesses in Nepal,[10] with Tirthankaras in Jainism, as well as tribal folk religions found in the eastern states of India. Notable Ratha Yatras in India include the Ratha Yatra of Puri, the Dhamrai Ratha Yatra and the Ratha Yatra of Mahesh. Ratha Yatra of Guptipara and Santipur Hindu communities outside India, such as in Singapore, celebrate Ratha Yatra such as those associated with Jagannath, Krishna, Shiva and Mariamman] According to Knut Jacobsen, a Ratha Yatra has religious origins and meaning, but the events have a major community heritage, social sharing and cultural significance to the organizers and participants.
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