on Aug. 7, 2010
From Tuesday July 13 on, Jagannatha Ratha Yatra was celebrated in Guwahati, Assam. In this remote corner of Northeast India devotees welcomed Lord Jaganatha with great excitement. For the first time, the festival lasted for nine days.
Lord Jagannatha, Balaram and Subhadra Maharani were brought from the ISKCON temple to the ABC area of Guwahati from where the Ratha was started and proceeded through the city`s Jayanagar and Beltola areas to the site where ISKCON Guwahati is building a large Jagannatha temple.
The nine day long cultural celebration included kirtana, free prasadam distribution, Vedic exhibition and performances by renowned singers of Assam.
Many political leaders also attended the function. On the last day, Governor of Assam J. B. Patnaik and his wife visited the Jagannatha Temple and got the blessings of the Lord.