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President Kovind, PM Modi, CM Patnaik greet people on Rath Yatra

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KalingaTV News Network

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.

In his twitter, the Prime Minister extended his wishes with a video of his own voice.

Patnaik also came forward on Twitter to extend his greetings on this world famous festival.

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.

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