Images of India : Preparing for the Rath Yatra Celebrations…

rathyatraA devotee performs a stunt with his motorcycle during a rehearsal for the annual Rath Yatra (chariot procession) in Ahmedabad (July 12). Devotees perform various stunts as part of the annual Rath Yatra Celebrations which commemorate a journey by Hindu deity Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots. The annual event is to be celebrated on July 18.