People celebrate Hindu religious festival 'Ratha Yatra' in the rain by Azim Khan Ronnie

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More than one million Hindu pilgrims flocked to a huge carnival wearing colourful dresses and costumes.  The annual Ratha Jatra carnival, which means 'chariot', is based around the worship of Lord Jagannath, a reincarnation of lords Vishnu and Krishna.<br />
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The five mile celebrations showcased a variety of beautifully made chariots which are paraded through the streets. It is the biggest Hindu carnival in the world.  Festival-goers were not fazed by the pouring rain and continued to celebrate throughout the day sheltering beneath vibrantly-coloured umbrellas in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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