World famous Rath Yatra being held in holy city of Puri with tight security arrangements & Covid 19 protocols
In Odisha, the world famous Rath Yatra is being held in the holy city of Puri with tight security arrangements and Covid 19 protocols.
This is the second consecutive year that the car festival in Puri is being held without the general devotees due to the pandemic.
Many dignitaries including the President, Vice President, the Prime minister and the Chief Minister of Odisha have greeted the people on the occasion.
Greeting people on the occasion of the Rath Yatra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said – We bow to Lord Jagannath and pray that is blessings bring good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives.
Meanwhile, after the ritualistic ushering in of the deities on to their respective Raths, the pulling of the Grand Chariots on the Grand Road in Puri has already begun- about three hours ahead of the schedule.
At the time of filing of the story, sevayats or the servitors have started pulling Taladhwja- the divine Rath of Lord Shri Balabhadra followed by Darpadalana- the grand Rath of Devi Subhadra.