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Rath Yatra in Singapore

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The Ratha Yātrā festival commemorates a historic chariot journey of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Lord Balarāma & Subhadrā Devī from Dvārakā to Kurukshetra about 5,000 years ago.

The festival has been celebrated annually in the eastern Indian coastal town of Purī since at least the last 3,000 years with a whopping attendance of about 2 million people every year.

Glorification of the Supreme Lord is the ultimate perfection of all human endeavor as understood from Śrīmad Bhāgavatam. During this rath yatra, the murtis of Sree Krishna, Balaram and Subhadra are placed on separate chariots and pulled by devotees.

It is also celebrated on a big scale in Singapore.  This year it was held on 19th July at the Hougang Stadium in Singapore. Devotees thronged the stadium to pay their respects to Lord Krishna.  There was dancing, singing, prasadam as well as stalls for offerings, gifts and donations.

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