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Rath Yatra (Kaang) Celebration at Pune

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Punaitees celebrated Rath yatra with a great fanfare, at Range Hill on 4 th July with an own-built Rath, the chariot, bearing sacred images of Lord Krishna, His sister Subhadra and elder brother Balabhadra, festooned with colorful canopies flower garlands and other decoration by volunteers lead by shri Kulajit Rajkumar, the architect of the celebration.

It was a demonstration of cultural heritage i.e., men and women attired in traditional ceremonial dresses, chanting the ‘surasha akshar’, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna………….. Hare Hare, the dakulas leading the procession by playing the Mreedong. People standing on both side of the road seen joining the procession, clapping their hands forgetting their cast and creed.

It was told that the entire program was sponsored by the senior most person of Pune city, Shri Ramsena Sinha, the registrar of Balaji Education Society.

When this reporter enquired, he simpl y said "Pune has been my Karma Bhoomi and I have always been blessed by every Maharashtrian to achieve whatever little I have. I am proud of that and am privileged to be associated with Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha who have organized this Rath Yatra Celebration. Most of the Bishnupriyas who have spent times here in Maharashtra have enjoyed the love and affection of every Maharashtrian; and Maharashtrians have equally enjoyed the friendship, gust, sincerity and belongingness of the Bishnupriya Manipuris. I take this opportunity to thank Shri Rebati Mohan Sinha who have encouraged and helped me to have RathYatra on 4th July 2008. I wish every one a very happy Khechureer Palriee. Let unity of all Bishnupriya Manipuris be more that in the face of any individual. Bishnupriya Manipuris of all levels have great hope on us to have more cultural programs and keep every Bishnupriya Manipuri blessed with their cultural heritage."

After the Rath Yatra, the khechuri prosadom was ready for distribution;but not before the Jaidev was performed. The dashavatar was nicely orated by people gathered there.

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  1. hi...Rath yatra of Bhagwan ji thats very much great...O god seriously that must be a great occasion and celebration also hai na...Jai Bhagwan ji...Anyways great and all the best...god bless uuu


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