BHUBANESHWAR: The nine-day annual Jagannath Rath Yatra festival is all set to begin on Saturday, July 14, amid tight security arrangements in Odisha’s Puri. The administration is expecting a congregation of about 10 lakh devotees from across the country and abroad.
As many as 140 platoons of police force and 1,000 officers will be deployed during the festival. Two units of Rapid Action Force and Odisha Swift Action Force has also been deployed to ensure smooth conduct of the Rath Jatra.
The three chariots of the deities – Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess (Devi) Subha