Entire town wears a festive look for the event organised by ISKCON
Pomp and gaiety marked Jagannath Rath festival in the city on Sunday. Thousands of people came on to the streets to watch the chariot festival which was being held for the first time in the city.
People singing bhajans and dancing to the tunes of drums added glitter to the festival. Hundreds of volunteers welcomed the chariot by washing the streets with water and decorating with patterns.
As the volunteers drew the cart, the devotees showered petals on the chariot and other vehicles.
The devotees of ISKCON order, particularly foreigners, danced and sang in praise of the lord.
Scores of volunteers distributed prasadam, pamphlets and books on spirituality.
The procession which started at Municipal Grounds covered Kondareddy fort, Old Control Room, Childrens' Park, Mouya Circle, SBI Circle and returned to the Grounds.
Many residents hoped that the festival would become an annual feature.