A decision in this regard was taken at the first coordination committee meeting held at Puri, ahead of famous rath yatra.
Snana Purnima, the foremost ritual of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra in Puri is all set to welcome back devotees to the spectacle after two years of restrictions imposed in the wake of Covid pandemic.
As per the tradition, the initiation ceremony of the chariot wheel construction is carried out at Ratha Khala on Nrusingha Chaturdashi.
A total of 236 CCTV cameras will be installed at the Lord Jagannath Temple and Gundicha Temple during the annual Rath Yatra...
As per the age-old tradition, 865 logs of Phasi, Asana and Dhaura are required for the construction of the three chariots. During the initial stage of construction work, the Maharana servitors require Phasi logs with 6 to 7 feet girth for ‘Tumba’ and of 7 to 8 feet for ‘Pahi’.
As per the centuries-old tradition, as many as 865 trunks of Phasi, Asan and Dhaura trees are required for chariot construction every year.
The famous chariot of Lord Jagannath in Keonjhar has been adjudged as largest Ratha Yatra chariot by the Guinness Book of World Records. Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakre on Friday informed about the record on the sidelines of a special function.
Two plans have been readied to make arrangements for the annual festival, said Puri Collector Samarth Verma.
On the occasion of Akshay Tritiya on Tuesday, the logs at the chariot making shelter near the Srimandir in Puri get the divine permission of the Holy Trinity to get sculpted into the chariots for ensuing Rath Yatra.
The decision has been taken in a meeting today under the chairmanship of Puri Collector Samarth Verma