Puri: Keeping with tradition, preparation for the world famous Shri Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri on the Saraswati Puja (Shri Panchami). In the first phase, the forest department of the state government has supplied two trucks of wooden logs from Nayagarh. The logs reached Puri on January 20.
As the ritual goes, ‘anukul’ of the chariot wood (‘rath katha’) has happened on this auspicous day. After puja, the wooden logs were taken to the corner at ‘Dalavedi’.