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Hundreds are expected at the Murugan Temple  of North America, Lanham, Maryland, on Sunday, July 3rd from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This day will celebrate the festival known as the  FESTIVAL OF UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD,  SRI JAGANNATHA RATHA JATRA  (Chariot Festival), a yearly Hindu spiritual procession, that highlights the notion of global  harmony and unity.

THE RATHA JATRA, began  thousands of years ago, as a yearly celebration in Puri, the temple town in the State of Orissa on the east coast of India. Millions congregate to see the  huge, colorfully-decorated chariots in a procession honoring the Hindu Lord Jagannatha, Brother Balaram and Sister Devi Subhadra, said Mr. Nayak. 

In Lanham, organizers of the festival are expecting to extend the message of universal brotherhood, global unity and harmony to the Indian American community as well as persons of other ethnicities and faiths who are also invited. The event is open to the public in the name of service to Lord.

Among the dignitaries expected at the festival are  Hon’ble Judge Philip Nichols Jr., Gov. Martin O’Malley, Maryland, Lt. Gov. of Maryland Anthony G. Brown, Mr. Rushern Baker III, Prince Georges’ County Executive, Senators, House of Reps, Members of Parliament from India among many other community leaders  across the USA. 

The Festival of India has been celebrated in the United States for more than half a century. Across the world, 600 cities in 150 countries put together a celebratory festival on this occasion.


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