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May pious and noble ideals associated with Rath Yatra enrich our lives with peace and harmony: Vice President on Jagannath Rath Yatra
The most-awaited festival of Odisha, Jagannath Rath Yatra dedicated to Lord Krishna, his sister Devi Subhadra and his elder brother Shri Balabhadra commenced in Puri on the 2nd day of the Shukla Paksha, Ashadh month, which fell on July 4 this year.

The Yatra began from Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple and three idols in decorative chariots accompanied by chants and conches after the holy ritual of Chhera Pahara.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. In a message, he said that Lord Jagannath is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the Rath Yatra of Odisha witness the coming together of the entire community in celebration of the grace and divinity of Lord Jagannath, stated a press release.

"The Rath Yatra of Odisha, depicting the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, witnesses the coming together of the entire community in celebration of the grace and divinity of Lord Jagannath.  The splendour and grandeur of the Rath Yatra is truly unparalleled. May the pious and noble ideals associated with Rath Yatra enrich our lives with peace and harmony," he stated in the release.

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