Vadodara Rathyatra to begin in the morning with strict restrictions
Will move on the traditional route with curfew
This year 40th Annual Rath Yatra will come out with restrictions in Vadodara strictly following the government guidelines. For the first time the procession will begin in the morning from 9am on the decided route starting from railway station and ends at Baroda High School Baggikhana. Curfew will be imposed on the route of Rath Yatra as Lord Jagannath along with brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra will travel the city with limited people.
Every year the annual Rathyatra of Lord Jagannath is organised with great enthusiasm in Vadodara by ISKCON temple. However due to covid epidemic last year the rathyatra was not allowed to move in city and instead taken out inside the temple premises. This year as cases comes down the government give permission to the Rathyatra with strict norms.
In Vadodara too the 40th annual Rathyatra will come out as per tradition but with a time change. The procession will move on the traditional route starting from railway station at 9am in the morning and will be finished till 11am. "The decision is taken jointly by the local administration and temple authorities for the Rathyatra. The procession will be moving on the traditional route without any stoppage and have to be completed in little more than two hours. The only change is the timing as the Rathyatra will begin in the morning with people from our side pulling the chariot. All the formalities of RTPCR and Vaccination of people joining us will be completed by Sunday, said Nityanand Ram Das, Vice President ISKCON Vadodara.
Vadodara police commissioner Dr. Shamsher Singh said, the route is unchanged but in view of the present situation and government guidelines the timing will be in the morning for the Rathyatra. Curfew will be imposed in all the police station comes under the route of the rathyatra. He appealed everyone to adhere to the government guidelines and stay safe.