Rath Yatra

Sunday, 18 Jun 2023

Lord Jagannathji's Rath pulled by your hands

Rath Yatra


Come join us in the celebration where you'll have the chance of pulling Lord Jagannathji's divine chariot.

Poojan and Maha Aarti will begin from 11.00am at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Dharma Bhakti Manor, followed by a procession to SKS Swaminarayan Temple Kenton. Everyone will get the opportunity to serve the Lord by pulling the Rath across the streets of Harrow. A divine celebration will be held upon arrival at the Temple at 3.30pm, followed by Maha Prasad.

Offerings of flowers, fruits & nuts can be made throughout the procession, whilst blissfully singing and dancing to the Maha Mantra.

  • Poojan & Aarti @ 11am - 12pm
    Dharma Bhakti Manor
  • Rath Yatra Starts @ 12pm
    Dharma Bhakti Manor
  • Rath Yatra Ends @ 3.30pm
    SKSST Kenton
  • Poojan, Aarti & Dhun @ 4pm
  • Mahaprasad @ 4.30pm

Start @ 12pm

Stanmore Map

Shree Swaminarayan Temple
Dharma Bhakti Manor
Wood Lane
Middlesex, HA7 4LF

Procession Route

Rath Yatra Route

Wood Lane
Stanmore Hill
Marsh Lane
Honeypot Lane
Kenton Road

Finish @ 3.30pm

Stanmore Map

SKS Swaminarayan Temple
Westfield Lane
Middlesex, HA3 9EA

Car Parking Arrangements
All cars are requested to park at Stanmore Temple. All drivers will then be shuttled back to Stanmore Temple.

What is Rath Yatra?

Rath Yatra is a celebration where Lord Jagannath is seated in a divine chariot (Rath) and taken through the city of Jagannath Puri. As the chariot is pulled along, everyone chants the name of the Lord whilst gracefully dancing. It is traditional for devotees to bring offerings to the Lord and to gather after the procession to perform a Poojan in the company of learned Saints and Brahmins.