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Tiny Orissa Community Establishes Rath Yatra as a Houston Tradition

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Seven years ago, when the tiny Hindu community from the state of Orissa in India first came up with the idea of celebrating one of the largest festivals made famous in their part of the world, they were simply replicating the customs and traditions which they had been raised with. […]

Devotees Pack the Breezy Discovery Green Grounds During Rath Yatra

  Click here for photo collage   By Sandhya Thakkar HOUSTON: Lord Jagannath (Lord of the Universe) is carried on his Divine Journey, or Yatra, on a massive Chariot, or Rath, every year since ancient times in the city of Puri, is the origin of the English word Juggernaut, or unstoppable force.  Indeed, despite hourly […]