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Tag: Chariot Pulling

Rath-Yatra
Animal Lovers Oppose Use Of Elephants For Pulling Chariots During Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar:  Animal lovers have urged the Odisha government not to use elephants for pulling chariots at the Rath Yatra festival in Puri, which is scheduled to be held on June 23 in the absence of devotees due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Orissa High Court had on June 9 said that the deployment of heavy […]

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Puri Rath Yatra: Consider Deploying Machinery, Elephants To Pull Chariots, HC Tells Odisha Govt

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the state government that in case it decides to hold Rath Yatra festival at Puri in consistent with the Covid-19 guidelines, then it must also duly consider deploying machinery or other means like elephants to pull the chariots. The three heavily built wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord […]

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Hold Rath Yatra Sans Devotees, Seal Puri Completely: Temple Managing Committee Member Raghunath Mohapatra

Puri: Eminent sculptor, MP & member of the Puri Temple Managing Committee, Raghunath Mohapatra on Saturday urged the Odisha government to conduct the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath without devotees, while requesting that the pilgrim city of Puri should be completely shut down on the day of the chariot pulling. Mohapatra urged the government to […]

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Rath Yatra: Millions witness chariot pulling today

Puri: Amid a sea of devotees filling the atmosphere with spirituality and devotion and chants of Jay Jagannath reverberating in the air, world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his sibling deities was a spectacle to behold today. As expected, lakhs of devotees thronged the pilgrim town to witness the mega event when the […]

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Rukuna Rath Yatra: Chariot pulling stopped mid-way

Bhubaneswar: Pulling of ‘Rukuna Rath’ of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar had to be stopped for today after the chariot’s rope snapped thrice. The Odisha Information and Public Relations department announced the decision to cancel chariot pulling due to shortage of ropes. The chariot only moved for a few feet only today, informed sources. “We cannot […]

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Rath Yatra: Pulling of chariots resumes in Puri

Puri: Pulling of chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, which had to be stopped midway after sunset on Rath Yatra yesterday, resumed at 9.30 am today. Braving rains, thousands of devotees turned up on the Badadanda to pull the chariots. The Taladhwaja Rath of Lord Balabhadra was pulled first followed by two others. While […]

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