Vrindavan, 2017.06.26 (VT): Ratha Yatra was celebrated lovingly throughout Braj Mandal yesterday. But the highlight of the celebration was the small chariots pulled by the children of the Gyan Gudri neighborhood.
The children took the Ratha Yatra very seriously, decorating their carts carefully with colorful wrapping paper and flowers, and placing their beloved deities of Jagannath or Gopalji inside. They took their small chariots on procession around Gyan Gudri, some ringing bells and banging gongs. Their cute minature Ratha Yatras drew quite the crowd, and devotees took turns pulling the children’s chariots.
Here are some special moments from the children’s Ratha Yatra.