RATHA WHEELS :
The huge wheels of the Jagannath ratha –like the stone wheels that surround the Surya temple in preparation to convey the sun god –are a rolling means of deliverance. The temple car transports the effigy and the hearts and minds of those who contribute their energy to moving it. Deliverance becomes a passage to, into, away from, towards, or back to, a better and hopeful place or a damnable inevitability. The way of our transport is either paved with scented flowers or becomes a juggernaut and we cling to it as it reels forward through time.