Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his two siblings – elder brother Balabhadra and younger sister Subhadra.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the people on the auspicious occasion.
ଜଗତର ନାଥ ପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ବିଶ୍ଵ ପ୍ରସିଦ୍ଧ ଘୋଷଯାତ୍ରା ଅବସରରେ ସାରା ବିଶ୍ଵର ସମସ୍ତ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଭକ୍ତ ଓ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଳୁଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ଚତୁର୍ଦ୍ଧାମୂର୍ତ୍ତିଙ୍କ ଅପାର କୃପାରୁ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନରେ ସୁଖ ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ଭରିଯାଉ।#ରଥଯାତ୍ରା #RathaJatra pic.twitter.com/dPSbDKBk5z
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 4, 2019
Lakhs of devotees have started thronging to pilgrim town Puri to witness the world famous Rath Yatra beginning today.
Three majestic chariots, Nandighosa of Lord Jagannath, Taladhwaja of Balabhadra and Darpadalan of Subhadra, have been kept ready in front of the 12th century shrine, which will be pulled by devotees. After fixing of wooden horses to the chariots, the pulling is scheduled to start by 4 pm.
The devotees will pull the grand chariots on the road covering a nearly 2.5 km distance.