Puri: The Rath Yatra at Puri was administered all by the Lord Himself. No one else have done the Yatra this year which was completed smoothly by the Divine intervention, Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb said today.
Addressing media persons after Bahuda Yatra (the return journey), the Gajapati said, “Devotees of Lord Jagannath across the world had prayed earnestly and He obliged them. Their wishes were granted.”
The Rath Yatra this year will be engraved in the history books forever. This was actually the Rath Yatra by and for the servitors this year, the Puri king said. “Right from the beginning till the end, our sevayat brothers devoted themselves day and night for the Rath Yatra. All the Nitis, and pulling of chariots were completed seamlessly on time.”
“The arrangements, decision and principles of Centre and State Governments were crucial which made the Rath Yatra possible. Lakhs of devotees have a lot of contribution. They obeyed the regulations, stayed at home and watched the Lords on television. We thank them all for their discipline and prayers.”
“This is Lord Jagannath’s yatra for the welfare of mankind,” he said.