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Car Festivals (Chariot Festivals) of India

Car festivals (Rathotsava) involve devotees building a large cart with bamboo and wood, decorated with flowers, flags and canvas and hand-pulling it through the streets.

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Temple on Wheels
Men Pulling a Chariot in Tamil Nadu

The most famous car festival is held in the state of Orissa at the Puri Jaganath temple, when millions of devotees gather to drag the chariot and be blessed. Chariot festivals are celebrated widely in India and feature local flavors.


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Pictures of Chariots
Close-up of Kumta TeruChariot Procession of Chamundi Goddess Car Temple Procession of Lord Sri RamaThe Temple Chariot of Hegde VillageTemple on Wooden Wheels, Goa
Temple Chariot, UdupiCarved Stone ChariotCarvings on a Wooden Chariot, GoaVillagers Building Wooden ChariotTemple Chariot, Tiruparankundram
A Medieval Car (Chariot) FestivalErotic Sculptures on the Pattadakal ChariotProtection for the ChariotSkeleton of a Teru ChariotMarriage of Chariots
Silver Chariot of Kadri Temple


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