Many a devotee who silently hoped that Jagannath Rath Yatra would happen in all famous temples of Odisha are left disappointed.
The construction of three gigantic chariots for Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra, the annual car festival of the Holy Trinity scheduled to be held on July 12, is underway in Puri in full swing. The construction work is being carried out at the 'Ratha Khala' (traditional temple workshop) located on both sides of Bada Danda (Grand Road) in front of the Jagannath temple office and the Sri Nahar palace. The Jagannath temple office said that fixing of 'Kantaa' in the 'Pancha Dandaa', fitting of 'Garagara' and fixing of 4 Nahaka' in the chariots at the Ratha Khala is already complete. The making of 4 Potala Khambi', 2 'Saala' and 7 'Jokha' for Prathama Bhuin of the chariots is also being done.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has planned for a illumination project to enhance the beauty of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri even more. A technical team of the ASI on Tuesday toured the Srimandir and reviewed the detail arrangements for installing better light system in and around the main temple.
The servitors of Baripada Jagannath temple along with the local residents requested the Odisha government to allow celebration of Rath Yatra in the town without participation of devotees.
In the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19, Odisha government on Thursday decided to ban the much-awaited annual RathYatra festival dedicated to Lord Jagannath at all places in the State except Puri, the prime abode of the Lord.
Ahead of the world-famous Rath Yatra this year, the most-awaited ritual of the Chaka Dera was conducted amid the chants of Jai Jagannath and Hari Bola in presence of servitors on Bada Danda. However, the public was not allowed to participate in the observance of the niti in view of the prevailing pandemic situation.
Out of the 88 servitors engaged in the chariot construction work, 18 have been tested positive for novel coronavirus so far
Chief Administrator of the Puri SJTA, Krishan Kumar chaired a meeting on Thursday (May 20) for discussion regarding smooth conduct of Rath Yatra rituals. The meeting was convened after several servitors engaged in construction of chariots for Rath Yatra tested positive for Covid-19.
Several servitors engaged in the construction of chariots for the world-famous Rath Yatra in the pilgrim town have tested positive for Covid-19 triggering anxiety among the carpenter community over the smooth conduct of the Rath carving works.
Puri: With the world-famous Rath Yatra round the corner, the fourth batch of timber reached the pilgrim town of Puri on Tuesday for chariot construction. According to sources, 45 ‘Asana’…