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   Three day Rathyatra fest begins
The 3days Rathyatra fest will began at mid night as the doors of Rath of Lord Jagannath were opened for public on Wednesday, Lakhs of devotees thronged to temple town Puri

'Nankhatai' makeshift stalls sprouted in the entire Sigra Rathyatra region. It is noteworthy Nankhati is the main prasad of the festivity and is offered to the deity during this period.

More than three lakh devotees have already reached the town, around 56 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar by 9 a.m. By evening, the numbers could swell to more than a million

The ceremonial procession of the deities known as Pahandi  carrying the deities out of the temple to the chariots - started at 9.35 a.m

Balbhadra and Subhadra and offered holy bath to them as per the tradition. The three-day fair would conclude on June 23, when the idols of the deities would be carried on doli to Jagannath temple to mark the culmination of Rathyatra festival

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Wed 20 Jun, 2012,11:04:15 PM
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