The Evolution of Ratha carts in Vancouver BC Canada

February 15, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna-over a 5 year period, back in the  mid 1970’s, I built  3 different size Ratha carts for Vancouver temple. The first one seen below was a converted farm cart from our first “farm” up in Bridesville BC


This is another view as we took Lord Jagannatha around the seawall promenade-it was so tight you couldn’t really safely walk alongside it at places along the route. Anyway, we all had a great time.

Bahudak with Mahidhara Dhyutidhara  Sthanur, Janardana and Padmapani on left sidewith the small  cart behind them, This was the first cart

     This was the second one-medium size-all these ratha yatra festivals       were done in Stanley Park Vancouver BC Canada

                         This is the second ratha cart–medium size below

 Last of three carts-large size-side view below I built this one in the backyard of the Seattle temple-barely fit. We took it apart and shipped it up to Vancouver.

                    Chanting dancing and feasting–those were the days my friends