Mamata Banerjee attends Lord Jagannath Yatra in Kolkata, pulls ropes of chariot

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid her respects to Lord Jagannath and pulled the ropes of the chariot at the ISKCON Rath Yatra in Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee performed aarti at the revered temple and offered prayers to LordJagannath, Balabhadra, and Suvadra.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also announced that next year a magnificent Rath Yatra will be hosted in Digha next year.

Extending wishes to fellow countrymen, Banerjee in a post on X said, “Heartiest greetings to everyone today, on the auspicious occasion of the Ratha Yatra. May this day bring peace, amity and prosperity to all by the grace of Lord Jagannath. Today, millions of people across Bengal will join the chariot festival. At historic Mahesh (where we have restored the heritage temple), there will be a huge congregation; at ISKCON Kolkata, I shall join the Lord’s journey. We shall all await the next year’s Ratha Yatra at our new Jagannath Dham of Digha!”

“Happy to announce that, as in Puri, we in West Bengal are also erecting a prideinspiring temple complex for Lord Jagannath at Digha. The Lord, Balabhadra and Subhadra will be worshipped here too, Rathayatra also will be celebrated,” the West Bengal CM wrote in a post on X on Friday

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