June 25th, Rotterdam. The Festival of the Chariots, also known as Ratha Yatra, is a timeless festival, originating in the ancient city of Jagannatha Puri in India. Today, this festival, which celebrates an invitation to the Lord of the Universe to enter our hearts, is held in many major cities across the globe. The Ratha Yatra festival has become a common sight in most major cities of the world since 1968 through the ISKCON, Hare Krishna movement. Opening the ceremony in Rotterdam was the 20 years old Holy Indian woman, Sadhvi Chitralekha Deviji.