MSU passout girl behind the decoration of Lord Jagannath Chariot in Vadodara
Says it gives her inner peace
It’s the time of year when Unnati Kahar a pass out from MSU Finearts dedicates her time in the service of lord Jagannath. A freelancer artist by profession she designed the Chariot of the lord for consecutive fourth year in row. This year also she decorated it beautiful and bright colours as per tradition.
Every year on the day of “Aashadh Shukla Dvitiya” (aashadi beej) ISKCON organise the annual Jagannath Rathayatra Mahotsav in the city. Like every year the Rathyatra attracts large number of people to have a glimpse of Lord Jagannath goes out with sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra for city darshan. People gathered all along the route of the Rathyatra to pay their respect to the Lord and seek blessings from them.
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This year happens to be special as Iskcon celebrates its golden jubilee year into existence. Taking note of the same Unnati changed the colour combination of the chariot and decorated it with beautiful bright colours.
Utilising her expertise to great effect Unnati designed the whole Chariot using oil bright colours and completes the work in less than four days before the Rathyatra. “This is my fourth consecutive year to design the Chariot of Lord Jagannath when he along with his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra goes out for city darshan and bless the devotees. It gives me peace from inside as I dedicate myself in the service of lord. This year also I use bright colours as per tradition to make the chariot attractive,” said Unnati.
Unnati follows the colours used in the Chariots of Jagannath Puri like Blue, Red, Yellow, White and Green to make it looks attractive. This year she changes the colour combination and five ladies from the temple helped her to complete the work in time.