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CM praises ISKON’ efforts in organizing Ratha Yatras worldwide

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 20th June 2023 :Amidst the heavy rain, Tripura Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha joined the common masses today in inaugurating the Ratha Yatra organized by the ISKCON temple in Agartala.

The annual Ratha Yatra, a grand festival celebrated with great enthusiasm, holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Tripura.

Addressing the gathering, CM Dr. Saha expressed the state’s excitement and anticipation for the arrival of the Ratha Yatra.

He highlighted the traditional significance of the festival, which traditionally commences from the Jagannath Bari Temple in Tripura. Dr. Saha also mentioned that he had the honor of inaugurating the oldest Ratha Yatra in Melaghar and personally attending the event.

“We eagerly await the arrival of Ratha Yatra, a grand festival celebrated with enthusiasm. In Tripura, the Ratha Yatra traditionally begins from the Jagannath Bari Temple. Yesterday, I had the privilege of inaugurating the oldest Ratha Yatra in Melaghar and personally visited the event”, said CM.

Praising the efforts of ISKCON in organizing Ratha Yatras worldwide, the Chief Minister expressed his gratitude towards the individuals associated with the organization.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the individuals associated with ISKCON for their efforts in organizing Ratha Yatras worldwide, as it helps showcase India’s rich art, culture, and traditions to the world. We take immense pride in this. ISKCON’s spiritual programs are truly remarkable, emphasizing the presence of Lord Jagannath, Balaram, and Subhadra not only within the temple but also among the people during Ratha Yatra”, said Dr Saha.

He said that people eagerly awaits this day with anticipation and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the state government are committed to the principle of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ which aligns with the teachings of God.

“Ratha Yatra is a joyous time when everyone comes together to celebrate. It serves as a reminder for all to follow the path of divinity. This auspicious event unites people in celebration”, said the CM.

The CM further said , “With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Mata Subhadra, lucky to pull the rope of the holy chariot in Baradowali, Taltala area. I pray to God for the welfare of the people of the state”.

Despite the heavy rain, the Ratha Yatra witnessed a vibrant display of devotion and cultural fervor. Devotees, dressed in colorful traditional attire, pulled the intricately decorated chariots through the streets of Agartala, accompanied by chanting and singing of devotional hymns. The procession attracted a large number of locals and tourists who eagerly joined in the festivities.

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