Ratha-Yatra / Chariot Festival
The festival includes the appearance of three highly decorated floats resembling the temple statues that are pulled in the streets of Puri. The Hindu community celebrates the same festivity in San Francisco, CA. commemorating Jagannath's annual journey, his brother Balarama and his sister Subhadra to his aunt's temple at Gundicha Temple, located 3.2 km away. New carriages are built every year. Only this day, Hindu devotees allow non-Hindu and foreigners to observe the deities.