Rathyatra Festival of Lord Jagannath held at Puri, Wednesday. Lakhs of devotees from all corner of country visited Puri on this occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PnG minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also greeted the people of on the occasion of the Rath Yatra.
Rathyatra rituals started from early morning. After rituals in temple, deities came out by Pahandi to the Chariots. Then placed on their respective chariots, Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb performed Chhera Panhara on the chariots. Then the chariot pulling started. But the rituals were delayed and chariot pulling delayed one and half hour.
The chariots are on the way to Gundicha temple. Chariot pulling has been stopped for today. Tomorrow morning it will resume.