Bhagwan Rangnath gave darshan to his devotees on the grand chariot on Friday. Riding on the 60 feet high chariot made of sandalwood, the Lord went to the ‘Bare Bagicha’, the sprawling garden, situated at a distance of 500 meters from the temple. The devotees who gathered outside the temple at as early as 7 A.M pulled the chariot with the thick ropes.
The rath having four wooden horses were pulled by the ecstatic devotees, who were shouting the slogans of ‘Rangnath Maharaj ki jay’. The rath followed the decorated horses, camels and elephants. The chariot reached the Bare Bagicha around 10 A.M, where devotees who had come from the distant villages of Vraja had the darshan of their Lord.
The Lord visits his sprawling garden twice a day, which is situated at a distance of 500 meters from the temple. The festival of chariot in Vrindavan reminds many the ‘Rath Yatra’ of Puri. The festival is locally known as Rath ka mela, which is being organized since the inception of the temple 150 years back.