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Tripura celebrates Rash-Yatra
TIWN Nov 15, 2016
Tripura celebrates Rash-Yatra
PHOTO : Agartala celebrated rash festival at Radhanagar. TIWN Pic Nov 14

AGARTALA, Nov 14 (TIWN): Rash-Yatra was celebrated across the state. At Agartala till midnight the Rash-Yatra was celebrated at Radhanagar Agartala.

TIWN Kailashahar and Dharmanagar correspondents reported that public had been celebrated the festive till night 10 PM on Sunday.

Rash Yatra is dedicated to the divine love of Sri Krishna and Radha and is observed mainly in Bengal. A month long festival known as Rash Mela or Rash Utsav precedes the Rash Yatra day. Rash Yatra 2016 date is November 14.

Rash Yatra has a long tradition in Bengal and the festival is very famous in the Nabadwip, Cooch Behar and Sundarbans area in Bengal and now also in Tripura.

The final and most important day of the festival is marked by various processions – it is observed on the Purnima or full moon day in Kartik month and is also known as Rash Purnima.

This is essentially a Vaishnava festival but actively participated by various other communities. The divine union of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Radha is immortalized on the occasion. Thousands of people from various parts of the state, country and world participate in the processions.

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