The impressive procession of Rath Yatra at Ahmedabad venerates the auspicious journey of lord Krishna to Mathura leaving behind brokenhearted Gopis. The main chariots are devoted to lord Krishna, his brother Balaram and sister Subadhra and they are closely followed by colorfully adorned elephants, trucks, motor vehicles, pilgrims on foot, acrobats and gymnasts creating a spectacular sight. Numerous sadhus of all Vaishnavite sects and devotees travel from all parts of the country to join in the procession of Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad.
Rath Yatra at Ahmedabad is a day of public celebrations and one finds festive spirits in each and every corner of the city of Ahmedabad. On the day of Rath Yatra at Ahmedabad one find numerous children on the streets as they cheerfully carry miniature versions of the chariots with tiny idols installed on them. Shops and houses in Ahmedabad are embellished with beautiful flowers, bright lights and colorful rangoli and most of the households prepare their own special dishes on this day and there is a tendency among the religious minded Hindus of Ahmedabad to avoid eating non-vegetarian food on the day of Rath Yatra.