Jagannath Rath Yatra 2019 begins today at Puri

The Yatra which is slated to begin today at Puri. The world-famous chariot festival or Rath Yatra dedicated to Lord Jagannath, brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. The Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra takes place every year and it’s a 15-day long festival which is celebrated with great zeal and gaiety. 


On this auspicious day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation and extended his wishes on the special occasion of the Rath Yatra.


 “Best wishes to everyone on the special occasion of the Rath Yatra. We pray to Lord Jagannath and seek his blessings for the good health, happiness and prosperity of everyone. Jai Jagannath”, PM Modi tweeted.


In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind hoped that the blessings of Lord Jagannath will bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone’s lives.


Meanwhile, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Lord Jagannath is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the Rath Yatra of Odisha witness the coming together of the entire community in celebration of the grace and divinity of Lord Jagannath.


Lakhs of devotees converge at Jagannath Temple to witness Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra riding three giant wooden chariots . These chariots are pulled by devotees as they travel to Gundicha temple.

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