Images of India : Rehearsing for the Rath Yatra…

fire-throwA man performs a ‘fire throw’ ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad (June 20, 2016). The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot procession scheduled to be celebrated on July 6.