Hindus Celebrate Ratha Festival in Stuttgart Streets for First Time

August 8, 2003

Source: INDO Link


On August 8, 2003 INDO Link reported, that "a Ratha (chariot) festival was celebrated for the first time in the streets of Stuttgart by the local Indian community last Saturday. Many German residents of the city stretched their necks out of their windows, unbelievingly, as hundreds of Hindus pulled the Elephant God [Ganesha] on a holy vehicle through the streets. For nine days, the Hindus living in Stuttgart and the surrounding region have been celebrating. This Saturday was the highpoint of the festival."