Dibrugarh: After a gap of two years due to Covid-19 pandemic, Rath Yatra was taken out from Sri Sri Jagannath Temple at Kahanikar in Dibrugarh on Friday. The rath was decorated beautifully with flowers and other items. A large numbers of devotees joined the procession.
"The specially designed Rath of Mahaprabhu was taken with a huge procession. The Rath was beautifully decorated in a traditional manner. The devotees offered prayers from the morning at the temple premises. After one hour of procession with the Rath, we returned back to the temple. For seven days it will be kept at the lower building of the temple," said Biju Khemani, secretary of Sri Sri Jagannath Cultural Trust, Dibrugarh.
Sri Sri Jagannath Dham at Dibrugarh is the second greatest Jagannath Dham in the world. "This Shri Kshetra has been constructed on the lines of Jagannath Dham of Puri by the accomplished artisans. Built in 2014, this dham was built with the initiative and special promptness of Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, the then Governor of Assam," the organizer informed.
Known as Shri Kshetra Dham, this dham and its boundary walls are adorned with paintings of spiritual and Indian philosophy. Sri Sri Jagannath Cultural Trust, Dibrugarh organized the Rath Yatra. A Rath Yatra also taken out from Gauranga Kutir, Naliapool. Gauranga Kutir was established in 1930 and since then the devotees have been taking out the Rath Yatra in Dibrugarh.