Ratha Yatra celebrated with traditional fervor in Ukkunagaram    25-Jun-2017     View PDF

Sri P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL-VSP accompanied by Smt Gowri Annapurna, invited the Lord Jagannath on the occasion of Ratha Yatra (Car festival) to the Chariot. Donned with the traditional costumes of the King, Sri Madhusudan performed “Chherapanhara”, the sweeping of the Chariot with Golden Broom. Ratha Yatra,  the most auspicious festival of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra was celebrated with fanfare and gaiety amidst “Jai Jagannath” chanting by the devotees and to the accompaniment of the music from mridang, cymbals and conches in Ukkunagaram. Large number of devotees pulled the Chariot along the streets of Ukkunagaram.  Bhajans and dance troupes performed along the Lord’s Yatra route. Sri P C Mohapatra, Director (Projects), Sri DN Rao, Director (Operations),  Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial), Sri KC Das, Director (Personnel) along with their family members offered prayers to Lord Jagannath. The evening was vibrant with colourful cultural programmes, Sambalpuri Folk dance & Odissi dance organised to mark the festival in the township. The festival is a mixture of spiritual, cultural and social activities culminating with Samaradhana on 5 th July-2017.