Puri Rath Yatra Begins Today Sans Devotees For Second Year In A Row

Puri Rath Yatra Begins, No Devotees For Second Year In A Row

Lord Jagannath is thought to be the supreme god and the sovereign monarch of the Odisha empire

New Delhi:

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the present day prolonged greetings to the nation as a devotee-less rath yatra, for the second straight yr, begins amid curfew in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

The administration have imposed curbs throughout the three-kilometre lengthy Grand Road from Shree Jagannath Temple to Sri Gunducha Temple, the place all actions excluding medical emergencies are prohibited.

Pulling of the holy chariots will begin at 3 this afternoon.

As the three chariots- Lord Balabhadras Taladwaja, Lord Jagannath’s Nadighosh and Devi Subhadras Darpadalan – are able to roll on the grand highway, the police reviewed the safety preparations and appealed to the individuals of Puri to cooperate in implementation of the curfew orders in public curiosity.

“With the cooperation of the residents of Puri and blessing of Lord Jagannath, all the rituals are underway smoothly so far. We hope the mega festival will be undertaken tomorrow (Monday) peacefully in compliance with all SOPs,” Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh was quoted saying by information company PTI.

People have been requested to not congregate on roof tops in massive numbers to witness the competition from the residential homes, inns, lodges and visitor homes. The measure is taken preserving in view the general public well being and to examine unfold of an infection amongst residents.

Last yr, regardless of the specter of COVID-19, tens of hundreds gathered outdoors the long-lasting temple in Puri because the Supreme Court court docket allowed the seven-day chariot competition in a restricted style.

The Rath Yatra from the Jagannath temple is attended by lakhs of individuals from the world over.

Lord Jagannath is thought to be the supreme god and the sovereign monarch of the Odisha empire.

During the celebrations, he comes out of his sanctum sanctorum so devotees can see him. Temple officers declare that those that participate within the festivity “earn their passage to the heaven”.


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