New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court gave its nod for Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra with sure situations, rituals have begun in Puri for the world’s greatest chariot competition. The Rath Yatra entails three chariots — Lord Jagannath’s Nandighosh, Lord Balabhadra’s Taladwaja and Devi Subhadra’s Darpadalan. One can watch the historic Rath Yatra LIVE at Doordarshan’s (DD) Youtube Channel. You may observe the LIVE Updates from Rath Yatra by following this LIVE BLOG. Also Read – Complete Shutdown, Social Distancing, No Public Attendance: How Odisha Will Conduct Puri Rath Yatra Today
The 10-day competition that commenced on Tuesday, received’t noticed the participation of devotees as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court in its course had clearly stated that the folks testing damaging for COVID-19 will solely be allowed to drag the chariots. It additionally directed that these engaged in pulling chariots must keep social distancing earlier than, throughout and after the Rath Yatra. Also Read – After SC’s Nod to Odisha, Now 2 Pleas Filed in Gujarat HC Seeking Similar Relaxations to Ahmedabad Rath Yatra
Following the SC’s directive, the Odisha authorities had launched an enormous coronavirus take a look at drive in Puri. “I am confident the Rath Yatra will be conducted smoothly tomorrow (Tuesday), without devotees and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines,” stated Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy after a assessment assembly in Puri. Also Read – Rath Yatra 2020: Situation Extremely Challenging Amid COVID-19 But Fully Prepared, Says CM; Deploys 3 Ministers
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and President Ram Nath Kovind have prolonged their greetings to the folks on the event.
“I extend my warm greetings to all, on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. May Maha Prabhu Jagannath bless everyone with good heath, joy and prosperity. Jai Jagannath!” tweeted Shah.
Taking to Twitter, President Kovind wrote,”Greetings to everybody on the auspicious event of Rath Yatra, particularly to the devotees of Lord Jagannath in Odisha. May the Lord bless us with braveness and dedication in our battle in opposition to COVID-19 and convey us good well being and pleasure.”
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