Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: Odisha celebrates 2-day festival amid tight security in Puri


Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will begin today in Puri, Odisha. This year, due to special celestial arrangements, the religious ceremony will last for two days. President Draupadi Murmu is expected to witness the Rath Yatra in Puri along with lakhs of devotees from across India.

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 Live Updates: The two-day festival begins today in the presence of President Draupadi Murmu (ANI).

The Odisha government has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth and timely conduct of the annual festival. Special security arrangements will be made on the occasion of the President's visit. ADG (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar told news agency PTI that while a VIP zone has been planned for Odisha Governor, Chief Minister, Union Ministers and other dignitaries, there is a VIP zone for the President. A buffer zone is planned.

Usually a one-day religious event, Rath Yatra was last held for two days in 1971. During the Yatra, rituals related to Hindu deities – Lord Jagannath, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra take place.

Also known as the Ratha Festival, the pilgrimage marks the journey to the temple of his aunt of the Holy Trinity, the goddess Gandicha Devi, and culminates with his return after eight days. Before the yatra, the chariots are parked in front of the lion gate of the Jagannath temple from where they will be taken to the Gandicha temple where the chariots will stay for a week.

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  • Sun, 07 Jul 2024 08:08 AM

    Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: Odisha Police to use AI for traffic, crowd management

    Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: Odisha Police will use AI technology on a pilot basis for efficient traffic and crowd management during the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, a senior police official said, news agency ANI reported. Reported.

    “This is the first time, as a pilot project, we are trying to use AI-based CCTV coverage where all the CCTV points we have 40 points where we have installed CCTV cameras. We are using AI. In conjunction with CCTV system, we will also use drone system to identify blind spots, we are also using drones with PA (public address) system so that every year 4-5 such There are places where we usually face a lot of difficulties in traffic jams and to help police officers,” said Dayal Gangwar, Additional DGP, Odisha.

  • Sun, 07 Jul 2024 08:03 AM

    Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: Elaborate security arrangements for the festival

    Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: The Odisha government has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth and timely conduct of the annual festival. Special security arrangements will be made on the occasion of the President's visit. ADG (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar told news agency PTI that while a VIP zone has been planned for Odisha Governor, Chief Minister, Union Ministers and other dignitaries, there is a VIP zone for the President. A buffer zone is planned.

  • Sun, 07 Jul 2024 07:56 AM

    Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: The two-day fair is starting today in the presence of President Draupadi Murmu.

    Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 News Live: President Draupadi is expected to witness the Rath Yatra at Murmu Puri, along with lakhs of devotees from across India.

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