Odisha Jul 04;The world-famous Jagannath Rath Yatra began at Puri in Odisha today. Lakhs of people are gathering in Puri to witness Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra riding three giant wooden chariots as they travel to Gundicha temple.
Jagannath Rath Yatra, also called Chariot Festival, marks the annual journey of the three deities from the 12th century Jagannath temple to the temple of Devi Gundicha.
In Gujarat, 142nd annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath began this morning amidst tight security arrangements in Ahmedabad.
President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted the people on the occasion.