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Rathayatra "Pull"

By Rob Perry-Griffiths

The photo was taken at the Leicester Rathayatra (Festival of the Chariots). The event is a Hare Krishna festival which involves transporting the deities through the City Centre on a huge cart or chariot. The chariot is pulled by hand using thick rope. The determination of the people pulling the cart, old and young, male and female was amazing to watch and demonstrated to me the commitment these people have to their faith. The photo is simple and I believe demonstrates this determination.

Rathayatra "Pull"