The Annual Rath
Yatra festival was celebrated with great fanfare at BAPS Shree
Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney, on Sunday 25 June 2006. Over 560
devotees attended the evening assembly which featured cultural
and musical presentations focused around the importance of the
Rathyatra festival. The main event of the celebration was a Kirtan
Aradhana in which kishores, yuvaks and vadils sang devotional
songs to the accompaniment of Indian traditional musical instruments.
During the celebrations
two decorated chariots with the murtis of Shri Harikrishna Maharaj,
and Lord Krishna, Balram and Subhadra were pulled through the
assembly by balaks
Also, a video presentation giving
glimpses of the Rathyatra celebrations in India and overseas was
The celebrations culminated with
the Arti and mahaprasad.