Rath Yatra underway in Puri

July 12th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Puri (Orissa), July 12 (ANI): The Bahuda Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is under way here today in the presence of thousands of devotees.

Chariot pulling, which is the centre of attraction in this festival, is likely to start after 3 P.M.

The three presiding deities Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and elder brother Shri Bala Bhadra are returning to their original abode after the conclusion of nine days of ritualistic stay in Sri Gundicha temple.

Devotees from all over the country have gathered in Puri to witness the three deities rolling in their chariots in a grand procession. (ANI)

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