Bhubaneswar: The nine-day long annual Jagannath Rath Yatra commenced from Saturday in Odisha’s Puri with nearly 10 lakh devotees from across India are set to attend the pious festival.
Tight security arrangements have been put in place to ensure smooth conduct of Rath Yatra.
BJP President Amit Shah participated in the ‘mangla aarti’ at the Lord Jagannath Temple, before the commencement of the 141st Rath Yatra.
Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and extended his greetings for the annual festival. He tweeted, “With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale new heights of growth. May every Indian be happy and prosperous.”
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra.
With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale new heights of growth. May every Indian be happy and prosperous.
Jai Jagannath! pic.twitter.com/1Ifrxueaiu
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 14, 2018