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Varanasi, Varanasi City, Varanasi India, Varanasi Festivals

Ratha Yatra


7th day of light fortnight of Ashadha (June-July) is celebrated as a Ratha Yatra mela. This is a presentation and based on world famous Ratha Yatra of Puri (Orisa).This festival was started by Svami Brahmachari (cheap priest of Puri) in 1806. Svami Brahmachari came in Varanasi in 1790 and died here in 1815. Svami built a Jagannath temple here in 1802.

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