The 133rd Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath began this morning at 7 AM from Jagannath temple in Jamalpur in the presence of thousands of devotees.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, as per tradition, performed ‘Pahandi Vidhi’ and did the symbolic cleaning of road outside the temple, from where the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balram and their sister Subhadra passes.
Amid the chanting of hymns Hon’ble CM flagged off the 133rd Jagannath Rath Yatra by pulling the ropes of the chariot for ‘nagarchariya’ process.
Thousands of devotees participated in the procession. Apart from decorated raths, the precession includes bejeweled elephants and decorated trucks.
Revenue Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel, Minister of State for Home Shri Amit Shah, Mayor Shri Kanaji Thakor, office bearers and top officials were present on the occasion.