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Puri: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra.
Taking to social media, President Kovind greeted people in three different scripts including English, Hindi and Odia on this auspicious occasion.
ପବିତ୍ର ରଥଯାତ୍ରାର ଶୁଭାରମ୍ଭ ଅବସରରେ ଦେଶବାସୀଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଓ ଶୁଭକାମନା । ପ୍ରଭୁ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କର ଆଶୀର୍ବାଦରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନ ଶାନ୍ତି, ସୁଖ ଏବଂ ସମୃଦ୍ଧିରେ ପରିପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ରହୁ । —
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 14, 2018
In his twitter, the Prime Minister extended his wishes with a video of his own voice.
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra.
With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale new heights of growth. May every Indian be happy and prosperous.
Jai Jagannath! pic.twitter.com/1Ifrxueaiu
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 14, 2018
Patnaik also came forward on Twitter to extend his greetings on this world famous festival.
ପବିତ୍ର ରଥଯାତ୍ରାରେ ତିନି ଠାକୁରଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଭକ୍ତିପୁତ୍ତ ପ୍ରଣାମ। ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ଅପାର କୃପାରୁ ରାଜ୍ୟର ପ୍ରଗତି ଓ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ସୁଖ, ସମୃଦ୍ଧି କାମନା କରୁଛି। ଜୟ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 14, 2018
The nine-day annual festival of Jagannath Rath Yatra festival began here today and sources said over ten lakhs of devotees would congregate in the pilgrim town to witness the chariot festival.
The festival commemorates the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balbhadra, and their sister Subhadra to their aunt’s place, the Gundicha Temple and it is widely believed that anyone who gets the opportunity to pull their chariots on way is bestowed with the benediction of washing away all the sins he may have committed in all his previous births.