Numerous rituals are being performed on Tuesday as thousands of devotees converge on the pilgrimage site of Puri to witness the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings.
The three magnificent chariots are currently positioned in front of the temple’s Singha Dwar, facing the Gundicha temple in the east. They have been prepared, and this afternoon, devotees will pluck them.
On the auspicious occasion of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra in Puri on Tuesday, President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and many other luminaries sent wishes to the populace.
The President sent his warmest congratulations and best wishes for the occasion to all of his fellow citizens, particularly the Mahaprabhu Shree Jagannath devotees.
She prayed to Lord Jagannath that everyone’s life might be filled with happiness, peace, and prosperity at this wonderful festival of devotion.
Greetings from the Rath Yatra to all, Prime Minister Modi wrote on Twitter, “As we celebrate this sacred occasion, may the divine journey of Lord Jagannath fill our lives with health, happiness and spiritual enrichment.”
The Rath Yatra has a distinct personality around the world, and “the Rath Yatra in Puri is a wonder in itself,” Prime Minister Modi stated during his “Mann Ki Baat” speech on Sunday.
I used to have the chance to go to Ahmedabad’s famous Rath Yatra when I lived in Gujarat. It is already admirable how people from all across the nation, from every community, and from every class turn out for these Rath Yatras. It reflects both inner faith and the spirit of Ek Bharat—Shreshtha Bharat, the prime minister had said.
Additionally, he prayed that Lord Jagannath would grant his fellow citizens happiness, prosperity, and good health.
The chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, similarly wished the populace on this holy day, saying, “Let us pave the way for the development of New Odisha with the blessings of the Lord and your cooperation.”
According to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra is a deeply revered festival of Sanatan Dharma that is observed by millions of followers all over the nation. He desired that everyone’s life would be filled with peace and prosperity as a result of the Ratha Yatra event.
Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnaw, who were both in Puri to see the Rath Yatra and greets people on this holy occasion.