Biratnagar to Celebrate Annual Radhakrishna Rath Yatra After Two-Year Hiatus
The Radhakrishna Ratha Yatra is set to take place today in Biratnagar. This annual procession, which coincides with the day following Krishna Janmashtami, is scheduled to commence around 3 p.m.
Approximately five lakh devotees are anticipated to join the Ratha Yatra, continuing a tradition that has endured for 55 years. Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rathyatra is being reinstated to uphold this cultural heritage.
The organizing committee has outlined the route for the Rath Yatra, which will be initiated at the Tinpaini Radhakrishna Temple in Biratnagar. The procession will proceed through Traffic Chowk, Roadshesh Chowk, Bus Park, Mahendra Chowk, Bhrikuti Chowk, Bargachi Chowk, Durga Chowk, and conclude at the Radhakrishna Temple.
The Khatyatra, an integral part of this tradition since 1988 B.S., will also be carried out alongside the Rath Yatra. Notably, devotees from both Nepal and India, as well as leaders from various cities, will participate in the Ratha Yatra. Heads of 13 municipalities from different districts of Nepal have assembled in Biratnagar to partake in this significant event.