Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra Festival takes place in Rajastha, India
Hindu devotees take part with idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra in the annual religious procession of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Beawar, Rajasthan, northern India, amid COVID-19.
The government had banned cultural and religious public events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in India, so the Rath Yatra (Chariot Procession) was cancelled. Only a few devotees were present.
According to mythology, Ratha Yatra dates back some 5,000 years when Hindu god Krishna along with his older brother Balram or Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra, were pulled on a chariot from Kurukshetra to Vrindavan by Lord Krishna's devotees.
Rathyatra is a traditional chariot festival mostly celebrated in Odisha, but people from the Hindu community also celebrated this festival in many parts of India.