Jammu, July 18: A colorful and mesmerizing Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra was taken out in Jammu which started from MAM Stadium and moved through various parts of the city. The Yatra was flagged off by State Vice President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA). Thousands of devotees including men, women and children participated in the Yatra and chanted names of the Lord Jagannath. The Rath Yatra started with magnanimous welcome of Lordships Shree Shree Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra Devi placed on the chariot decorated with flowers. The Yatra was organized by Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra Sanstha, Jammu.
In a press statement issued, Sat Sharma (CA) said that the presence of thousands of people shows the enthusiasm of the people and their devotion which has created a beautiful atmosphere in the city. He said earlier the Yatra was taken out in Jagannath Puri, Odisha but now almost every part of the country observes it and the Yatra is taken out everywhere.
Stating Yatra’s significance, he said yatra is an essential part of the ritual of the Hindu system of worship and being unique among all Yatras, it is the grandest festival of the supreme divinity(Lord Jagannath) who manifested himself in the KalYug to emancipate humanity and to relieve them from their sufferings. He also said that these moments bind us together and shows that still good prevails over evil.
Prominent present were Sanstha President Ravi Kant Swain, Vice President Raju Sharma, Mandal President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Ashok Gupta, Deepak Kumar, Ankush Sharma and others.