In this era of the Corona crisis, the world-famous Lord Jagannath’s rath yatra is starting from today. The situation of the uproar that has been going on for almost three months is now clear. This will be the first time in the history of the rath yatra that is more than 2500 years old when Lord Jagannath’s rath yatra will come out, but the devotees will remain imprisoned in the houses. Puri has been shut down before the rath yatra. During the Rath Yatra in Puri, curfew will be banned in view of Corona. Stay with us for all the updates related to Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra.
Odisha: Sanitisation conducted at Jagannath Temple in Puri earlier today. #RathYatra is being carried out today in Puri after Supreme Court granted permission to hold annual chariot festival amid #COVID19 pandemic. No more than 500 ppl allowed to pull chariots as per SC's order pic.twitter.com/DbKaCJEMdG
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The Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad will not come out of the temple premises. There was a cross-examination in the court till late Monday but the court said that the situation in Puri and Ahmedabad is not the same. Cannot allow Rath Yatra. This morning, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani reached the temple and applied a broom with a gold broom. Mangla aarti and darshan started at 4 am among a few devotees. By keeping Lord Jagannath in a chariot, devotees will be able to see all day in the temple premises. Only 10 people will be allowed to come together in the temple premises. After social distancing and thermal checking, devotees will be allowed to come to the temple.