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In pictures: Festival of chariots

The 40ft high chariot

The 40ft chariot was pulled through the city before devotees held a celebration at Coopers field

Carved representations of the deities

The deities are thought to come out of Janganath temple only on one day a year

Pulling the chariot

Helping pull the chariot is thought to liberate pilgrims from material suffering

Happy devotees

This is the first festival of its kind in Wales, and organisers hope to make it an annual event

A drummer

The chariot was accompanied by music and devotional chanting

Pilgrims

The festival of chariots was described as "an amazing east-meets-west experience"

Musician

Chanting and music made the festival a very colourful event

spectators

The festival was first seen outside India in San Francisco in 1967.




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