Netizens were thrilled by a video shared by former child star Ian Nene, also known as Almasi, showing his active involvement in the Hindu festival Jagannatha Ratha Yatra in Mombasa.
The footage received a variety of responses, with many praising Ian for living his life boldly and unapologetically.
In the video, taken during his recent visit to Kenya, Ian can be seen leading a group of enthusiastic Indian men, dancing and chanting with great fervor.
Dressed in a stylish white robe adorned with black polka dots, along with a brown headscarf and beaded accessories, he exuded charm and energy.
His spirited performance inspired others to join in the festivities, trying to match his enthusiasm. Ian described it as the most memorable Rathayatra he has ever witnessed.
Jagannatha Ratha Yatra – is a Hindu festival celebrated to honor Lord Jagannath. It involves a grand procession of the deity in chariots through the streets. It is a significant event in Odisha, India, symbolizing Lord Jagannath’s journey to his aunt’s temple. The festival attracts devotees who seek blessings and participate in devotional activities in the streets and elsewhere.