Spirituality has gripped Odisha with people soaking in the devotion of Lord Jagannath who is embarking on the annual sojourn, popularly called as Rath Yatra.
The festival is being celebrated in a grand manner in Puri and this year’s Rath Yatra assumes much significance as devotees are participating in the grand event after a gap of almost two years.
The public participation in Rath Yatra (2020 and 2021) was stopped owing to the Covid-19 restrictions.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra today.
“Best wishes to all on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath. I pray for peace, happiness and prosperity in everyone’s life with the blessings of Mahaprabhu Jagannath,” tweeted President Kovind.
भगवान जगन्नाथ की रथ यात्रा के पुनीत अवसर पर सभी देशवासियों को हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं। मेरी कामना है कि महाप्रभु जगन्नाथ के आशीर्वाद से सभी के जीवन में सुख, शांति और समृद्धि का संचार हो।— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 1, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to greet the people of the nation on Rath Yatra. “Greetings on the special day of Rath Yatra. We pray to Lord Jagannath for his constant blessings. May we all be blessed with good health and happiness,” tweeted Modi.
Recently, during his address to nation through radio programme, ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi had said, “Lord Jagannath conveys many deeply human messages through his journey during the world-famous Rath Yatra.”
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, “Wishes to all on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra.”
ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ପବିତ୍ର ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ଅବସରରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଓ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଜଣାଉଛି। ଚତୁର୍ଦ୍ଧାମୂର୍ତ୍ତିଙ୍କ ଆଶୀର୍ବାଦରୁ ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକଟି ଜୀବନ ମଙ୍ଗଳମୟ ହେଉ। #ରଥଯାତ୍ରା୨୦୨୨ #RathaJatra2022 pic.twitter.com/X73RavncR5— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 1, 2022
BJP national president JP Nadda and BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda also conveyed their wishes on Rath Yatra.
“Best wishes to all on the auspicious Jagannath Rath Yatra which has religious, cultural and spiritual importance,” tweeted Nadda.
धार्मिक, सांस्कृतिक एवं आध्यात्मिकता से परिपूर्ण पवित्र जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा की आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) July 1, 2022
महाप्रभु श्री जगन्नाथ जी के आशीर्वाद से सभी का जीवन सुख, समृद्धि व स्वास्थ्य से परिपूर्ण बना रहे तथा यह रथ यात्रा सम्पूर्ण सृष्टि के लिए खुशहाली का कारक बनें।
जय जगन्नाथ! pic.twitter.com/pyM6bXpKm1
“Heartiest greetings and best wishes to all on the occasion of Rath Yatra. I pray for peace and prosperity for all,” tweeted the BJP VP.
"ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସ୍ଵାମୀ ନୟନ ପଥ ଗାମୀ ଭବତୁ ମେ"— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) July 1, 2022
ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ପବିତ୍ର ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଓ ଶୁଭକାମନା। ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ସୁଖ, ଶାନ୍ତି ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ପାଇଁ ଚତୁର୍ଦ୍ଧାମୂର୍ତ୍ତିଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ମୋର ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା ।
ଜୟ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ 🙏🙏#RathaJatra#ରଥଯାତ୍ରା pic.twitter.com/hH0P99WD89