The ancient festival of Rath Yatra was celebrated in the presence of Pramukh Swami Maharaj in Sarangpur on 4 July 2008.
Thousands of devotees were present as Swamishri performed pujan and abhishek of the murti of Shri Nilkanth Varni to be consecrated in the Abhishek Mandapam in Bhavnagar mandir.
After his morning puja, Swamishri blessed the assembly, "If we give the reins of our life's chariot to God and his holy Sadhu, they will take us to Akshardham. just as Arjun discarded all his wishes and obeyed the Lord, we, too must obey the commands of God and make our life worthwhile."
Then Swamishri sat in a decorated chariot with Shri Harikrishna Maharaj. Senior sadhus performed pujan and arti of Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and the the rath yatra was celebrated by circumambulating the mandir,.
At the end, prasad was distributed to all.
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