Preparation for Rath Yatra Begins in Puri

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Bhubaneswar: Keeping with tradition, preparation for the world famous Shri Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri today on the Saraswati Puja (Shri Panchami).

As the ritual goes, ‘anukul’ of the chariot wood (‘rath katha’) has happened on this auspicous day, though the carpenters would commence building the chariots only after seeking Aagyan mala, the garland of permission from Lord Jagannath on Akshaya Tritiya.

After puja, the wooden logs were taken to the corner at ‘Dalavedi’.