The holy Rath Yatra commences today
The holy Rath Yatra which is also known as Gundicha Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings locally, began today. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the people of India through twitter.
The official Twitter account of President of India tweeted “Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. May the blessings of Lord Jagannath bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone’s lives.”
Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. May the blessings of Lord Jagannath bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone's lives #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 4, 2019
Serving his second term as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi wrote on his official twitter handle “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/l9v36YlUQ5
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 4, 2019
Amit Shah offered prayers In Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad
Union Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Lord Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. The first time union minister Amit Shah was seen doing the Aarti in front of the Lord Jagannath. The official page of BJP released a video on twitter showcasing the former BJP President offering prayers.
— BJP (@BJP4India) July 4, 2019
श्री जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा के पावन अवसर पर अहमदाबाद के जगन्नाथ मंदिर में मंगला आरती की और महाप्रभु का आशीर्वाद लिया।
जय जगन्नाथ 🙏 pic.twitter.com/eXS3m1Ze3i
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 4, 2019
Nicely crafted chariots and decorated three deities are main attractions in Rath Yatra
Three chariots are prepared every year for Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Lord Balabhadara who are carried on sacred chariots. The main attractions of the Rath Yatra are nicely crafted chariots, decorated three deities which is accompanied by the loud chants from the people.
Have a news story, an interesting write-up or simply a suggestion? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org