Chandan Yatra Festival: Devotees defy heat and humid conditions to please Sri Radha Madhava

  • By TOI
  • | Monday | 16th April, 2018

As per the Vedic calendar the most auspicious day of Akshay Tritia also falls on same day. Popularly also known as the Boat festival of Sri Radha Madhava , this day also marks the beginning of preparations of Jagannath Rath Yatra both in Puri and Mayapur.Chandan Yatra starts on the third lunar day of the waxing moon of Vaisakha month. Since then every year during the month of Vaisakha this festival is held. A grand Maha-Arti is performed while the Deities are seated on the boat. During this entire time Vrindavan and Mathura pastimes pastimes ( lila) of Krishna – Rasa Leela, Govardhan Leela, Aghasura Vad, Gajendra Uddhara and many more will be depicted through diorama in the temple by the devotees.

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