Posted on Aug 2, 2016

Ratha Yatra

It was an honour to participate in the opening ceremony of the Hindu community's Chariot Festival, Ratha Yatra.

As you will see from the photos, representations of the deities are brought from inside the temple and placed upon a large chariot outside. A procession around the community then takes place while observers sing mantras celebrating their devotion.

It is wonderful that we live in a province that celebrates so many different cultural and religious traditions. Our diversity is what gives us strength.

Thank you to the Hindu community leaders for inviting me to participate in such an important celebration for their community.