The ten day long ‘rath ka mela’ finally concluded at the Shri Rang Mandir. Locally known as the ‘rath ka mela’, this festival is actually the Brahmotsavam celebration of Shri RangJi Mandir of Vrindavan. Brahmotsavam is celebrated every year during the month of March or April, in strict accordance with the shastras. Bhagwan RangnathJi Maharaj is taken out during this time in a procession to the Bade Bagicha, the sprawling gardens situated near the Katyayani Mandir.
Everyday there are processions in the morning and in the evening. The Lordship goes out for these processions, mounted on different vahans for about ten days. Every vahan of the Lord has a different significance. The temple management, the Vrindavan Municipality and the district administration make elaborate arrangements for the festival. Tight security is also put in place.
Thousands of devotees from nearby towns and villages come to watch the special illuminations, pandals and arches that are erected around the temple and give the entire place a new look.