Arjun Bhattacharyya: This year, New York city celebrated it’s 42nd Annual Rathyatra festival which was started by Srila Prabhupada in 1976. Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra Maharani gracefully rode down 5th Avenue while thousands of devotees gathered from all parts of the world had ecstatic harinam and pulled the chariots. This year the rathyatra has seen it’s biggest crowd with many Iskcon sannyasis also joining the festivity. The Festival of India ground at Washington Square Park was also overcrowded with people. Please relish the pictures of the most awaited Rathyatra of North America.
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