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Mahishadal Rath Yatra

October 30, 2013 7 comments

Mahishadal Rath Yatra

Towering Chariot of Mahishadal, East Midnapore, West Bengal

See also: Rath Yatras of West bengal

When it comes to Rath (or Ratha) Yatra (Chariot Festival) the first thing that comes into mind is Puri, Orissa (Odissa). The towering raths (chariots) of Puri have almost become synonymous with Ratha Yatra.

Mahishdal Rath Yatra, Mahishadal, East Midnapore, West Bengal

Mahishdal Rath Yatra, Mahishadal, East Midnapore, West Bengal

But West Bengal, the neighbouring state of Orissa, also houses several Rath Yatra festivals, complete with towering raths.  Some of this rath yatras dates back a couple of centuries and attracts devotees from far and wide.

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