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Ratha Yatra festival strengthens religious harmony in state: Sushanta Chowdhury

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, June 20, 2023: The Ratha Yatra festival holds deep significance in our state as a cherished tradition that has preserved the rich art and culture for generations. The Ratha Yatra ceremony was joyously celebrated at Math Chowmuhani by the ISKCON Temple here on Tuesday.

The event witnessed the presence of esteemed individuals including Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha, SW&SE Minister Tinku Roy, former minister and MLA of Bagma assembly constituency Rampada Jamatia, and Agartala ISKCON Temple President Sridham Gobinda Das. Devotees from all corners of the country congregated to partake in this auspicious occasion.

Amidst a solemn and religious ambiance, the ceremony commenced with prayers and the lighting of the Mangaldeep, symbolizing the beginning of the Ratha Yatra. As devotees unitedly pulled the ropes of the chariot, the festival officially commenced. We fervently pray to Lord Sri Sri Jagannath, seeking the strengthening of religious harmony, peace, and unity among the people of our state through this traditional Rath Yatra festival, Chowdhury said.

The Rath Yatra not only upholds our cultural heritage but also serves as a unifying force, transcending barriers and fostering a sense of togetherness. It is through such celebrations that the traditions of our state continue to thrive, spreading joy and reinforcing the values of unity and communal harmony, he added.

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