Rath Yatra is a festival suffused with devotional sentiments for the Lord. For thousands of years, Hindus have celebrated this spectacular festival. Gathering together, they earnestly pray to the Lord to steer the chariots of their lives on the path of devotion and faith.
On 10 July 2013 at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Nairobi, the celebrations began with pujan of the decorated rath by senior devotees. The procession then began to move forward with the Nairobi kishore mandal band playing bhajan tunes. As per tradition, devotees took turns to sweep the road in front of the procession. The rath was taken around inside the mandir complex, with sadhus joining the procession and singing bhajans. The sabha concluded with Arti and Mahaprasad.