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Rathayatra at Guptipara2

Dandiswamy on top of the Rath (in safron dress - Gerua Kapor). The Red flag indicates - stop, don't pull.

 

Guptipara is near Kalna. About one hundred thousand (a lakh) people gather to celebrate the Ratha Yatra Festival in the same way as in Puri, orissa - to celebrate Lord Jaggannath's journey to his aunt's home.. .From one document, it was started about 1745 A.D. during the time of Nawab Alibardi Khan. But the present Rath is smaller the first.

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Taken on July 3, 2011