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rath yatra Line breaks: rath yatra
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌθ ˌjɑːtrɑː/

Definition of rath yatra in English:


1A ceremonial procession centred around a chariot carrying a holy image, specifically the procession of Jagannatha.
Example sentences
  • Jagannath rath yatra (Jagannath chariot march) scheduled from July 12, however, would not be cancelled.
  • It was under the leadership of Advani in 1989 that the controversial rath yatra (motorised chariot journey) for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya replacing the historic Babri Masjid was taken out.
  • Advani still compares the rath yatra to Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi salt march.
1.1(In India) a political demonstration consisting of a convoy of motor vehicles travelling over a long distance: the party warned against a bid to stop the rath yatra
More example sentences
  • Maybe he'll take out a rath yatra to rally support for the troops.
  • I have publicly condemned our politicians' rath yatras and their pathetic lack of acknowledgment of any responsibility for the destruction of the Babri Masjid, for the same reason.
  • Those who are following a communal agenda and are trying to influence the people through their rath yatras are sadly mistaken.


Via Hindi from Sanskrit ratha 'chariot' + yātrā from 'to travel'.

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