The 2013 Rath Yatra will be held in KAWASAKI Elementary School, Kawasaki on 14th July. It is the sixth consecutive year that Odisha Community Japan (OCJ) is organizing this traditional Indian chariot festival (matsuri) in Japan. During the event a 3-meter tall chariot will be pulled by participants around the field after which mesmerizing performances will be enacted on the stage. The cultural event is to be presided by the dignitaries from Indian Embassy and Kawasaki City Office. Like last five events, we anticipate that the event will be extensively covered by the local news media including the NHK.
About 1000 participants from Indian, Japanese and other international communities are expected to participate in this cultural event. OCJ welcomes everybody to celebrate this colorful Indian Omatsuri.
11:00 - 11:30 Puja Preparations
12:00 - 12:30 Puja
12:30 - 12:40 Pahandi
12:40 - 13:10 Chariot Pulling
13:10-14:00 Prasad Sevan (Lunch)
Fashion, Saree Wearing, Mehendi......
14:00 - 14:15 Inauguration and Souvenir Distribution
14:15 - 17:00 Stage Shows
17:10 Concluding Ceremony