PM Modi wished the nation on the occasion of Rath Yatra on Wednesday.
On the phosphorous occasion of Rath Yatra he greeted the nation and said that may Lord Jagannath continue to shower his blessings on the country and its countrymen.
PM Modi wished the nation through his social media account.The world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will commence today at Puri in Odisha.
Rath Yatra is an annual festival, in which the deities mark their annual journey from the 12th century Jagannath Temple in chariots to the temple of Devi Gundicha, their aunt.
The three beautifully decorated gigantic wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are pulled through ropes by thousands of devotees.
The celebration ends nine days later with Bahuda Yatra or the return journey to their temple, which will be held on July 14.
The celebration of the Hindu festival is done on a grand scale in the Jagannath Puri temple, which is one of the four Hindu shrines, in Odisha.