The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath was celebrated in city of Joy, Kolkatta, India with joy on 21 June 2012.
International Society for Consciousness (Iskcon) organised its 41st Rath Yatra with the theme of ‘Hare Krishna movement in Russia’ in this city of Joy.
The theme was selected to highlight the Russian Vaishnava movement and their glorious struggle for Krishna Bhakti,” Iskcon’s general manager Radharaman Das said. The procession with the idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra Devi began in the morning from Park Circus Maidan with Russian devotees leading the kirtans in front of the three chariots.
This year many Russian devotees participated lead the cultural programmes at the Rath Yatra mela ground and also lead the kirtans in front of the three chariots," according to source.