Odisha CM Mohan Majhi sweeps Bada Danda ahead of Rath Yatra 2024: WATCH

Puri: The world famous Rath Yatra is just round the corner. A day before the annual sojourn of the Lord Jagannath the Odisha CM has paid a visit to Puri. In a unique gesture to portray his devotion to Lord Jagannath and his siblings the CM swept Bada Danda near Srimandir ahead of Rath Yatra 2024, said reports on Saturday.

Chief Minister Mohan Majhi was seen sweeping the road in front of Gundicha temple along with various voluntary organizations. The two Deputy Chief Ministers, Law Minister Prithviraj Harichandan, Higher Education Minister Suryabanshi Suraj and other MLAs and Ministers also participated in this program.

It is worth mentioning that earlier, a huge cleaning program had been organized near Jagannath temple (Srimandir). After the cleaning the roads Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi said, “Mahaprabhu Lord Jagannath will come to Bada Danda tomorrow, this cleaning program had to be done before the Mahaprabhu comes out to the Bada Danda.” “This cleaning program is important for awareness,” he added. On this occasion, he appealed to the people of the state to refrain from using plastic. Similarly, Suryabanshi Suraj said, “the cleaning program is being held from Bada Danda to Sharadhabali. This rare event will be the talk of the world.”

On the other hand, the devotees flocked the Bada danda and Srimandir today. After the end of the (Sakala Arati) morning incense in the Srimandir, the three chariots will be pulled and kept in front of the Singha Dwara. After the order from Patideo the chariots will be drawn. Police administration, temple administration and attendants will pull the three chariots to the Singha Dwara wheel and turn it to face north.

All preparations by the government and district administration for the Rath Yatra are in the final stage. Extensive preparations by the police administration have been made for the procession. The shrine will be surrounded by a security blankets and CCTV security. 180 platoon police force will be deployed. The Bada danda has been divided into six zones for crowd control and management.

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