In the Brahmanda Puran, it is stated that “One who participates in the Ratha Yatra Festival, takes darshan of the Lordships, draws their chariot, listens to and chants the holy name will certainly receive liberation from material bondage.
Every year Iskcon Jabalpur devotees celebrate this festival in Kareli . A huge Rath Yatra festival is celebrated. The chariot decorated with flowers, leaves, and ribbons brings Lord Jagannath, his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra . Festival begin at 2 PM and the chariot of Lord pass through various routes finally reaches the temple . There we offer 108 bhogas then kirtan and prasadm for all.