Hyderabad: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Secunderabad, will be organising Jagannath Rath Yatra on July 3.
The ISKCON authorities, in a statement issued on Friday said that a brand new chariot, with the traditional wooden wheels, is being prepared for the upcoming Rath Yatra.
The ISKCON said the Rath Yatra procession would begin from NTR Stadium near Indira Park and wind its way through RTC Crossroads, Narayanaguda, Kachiguda, Sultan Bazaar, Kothi, Jam Bagh, Abids, Nampally Station Road, to culminate in a cultural programme at the Lalitha Kala Thoranam in the Public Gardens, Nampally.
The procession will also showcase ‘dioramas’ or miniature models depicting various stories and pastimes of Lord Jagannath.
The chariot will be fitted with sound systems, lighting along with a canopy that could be raised till 20 feet and also brought down by a hydraulic system, the ISKCON said.
Over 200 international delegates from various countries will participate in the Rath Yatra, said Mahasringadas, Chairman, Temple Administrative Board.
“In all, we are expecting over 2 lakh devotees to participate in the Rath Yatra,” he said.
The ISKCON authorities have requested all spiritual and social organisations in twin cities to participate in the Rath Yatra.
Cultural programmes, bhajans and discourses will be held at Lalitha Kala Thoranam in public gardens.(INN)