Rath Yatra 2020 held in Puri under curfew due to COVID-19; all you need to know about the famous chariot festival
The festival of Rath Yatra sees the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra being brought out of the temple every year during the third month of the Hindu Calendar.
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The annual Lord Jagannath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, started on Tuesday. This year the auspicious festival is being celebrated in a subdued manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Suspended for allegedly causing disturbance during Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan', Puri temple priest Kashinath Dasmohapatra on Friday demanded polygraph test of all the nine 'daitapati' priests present during the conduct of the secret ritual last month.
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More than seven lakh people on Sunday thronged the streets in Odisha's temple town of Puri to witness the world famous Ratha Yatra, officials said.
The nine-day-long Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today and is expected to be witnessed by lakhs of devotees amidst high security.