Kolkata: The annual Rath Yatra of International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Kolkata has been called off and rituals will be held inside the temple premises, the organisation said.
“Today is Rath Yatra. Last year, around 4 lakh people participated on this day and some 16 lakh people participated in the nine day long festival. But due to coronavirus outbreak, this year it is impossible for so many people to participate and maintain social distancing at the same time,” said Radharaman Das, vice president and spokesperson of ISKCON.
The rituals will be conducted inside the temple premises and the organisation has made a replica of the three chariots, which will be pulled by monks inside the premises.