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Nabadwip Rash Yatra Utsav – Nabadwip Rash Purnima

Nabadwip Rash Yatra is the most important festival at Nabadwip in Nadia District of Bengal. It is a Vaishnava pilgrim center and the Rash Utsav is based on the divine love of Radha and Krishna. Nabadwip Rash Yatra 2024 date is November 15. The Rash Purnima is observed on the full moon day in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Bengal.

Nabadwip Rash Utsav is also known as Pat Purnima, Rash Kali Puja and Shakti or Shakta Rash.

For Vaishnava devotees, it is a festival which celebrates the divine love of Radha and Krishna.

However, at Nabadwip Rash Yatra gains an important significance for common people. It is a festival of Hari and Hara, Krishna and Kali. Murtis (idols or sculptures) of Vishnu, Shiva, Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali, Krishna, Radha, Annapurna, Jagadhatri and Shirdi Sai Baba are made during the occasion and worshipped in public pandals and homes.

At the end of the festival, the sculptures are then taken to rivers and immersed.