With lakhs of devotees congregating at Puri for Lord Jagannath's annual Ratha Yatra on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and others took to Twitter to greet people.
Three richly decorated chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra at Ratha Yatra festival in Puri. Pic/PTI
May the blessings of Lord Jagannath lead to development of villages, well-being of poor & farmers and take India to new heights of progress.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 6, 2016
My greetings on the occasion of Rath Yatra.May Lord Jagannath continue to bless all— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) July 6, 2016
On this auspicious day, I wish all the people a blessed Rath Yatra. Jai Jagannath! pic.twitter.com/skjbBM3aUq— Anandiben Patel (@anandibenpatel) July 6, 2016
Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended to Odisha to witness the commencement of the nine-day journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to Gundicha Temple and back to their abode.