Chariots of Holy Trinity started rolling on Grand Road (Bada Danda) in Puri amid chants of sacred hymns at 4-30 pm today.
Idols of Lord Jagannath and his siblings were placed on their respective chariots on Tuesday, following spectacular ceremonial Pahandi rituals.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday announced that the Indian Railways will run a special train - ‘Jagannath Express' before Ratha Jatra 2023 to promote Odia culture and tradition across the globe.
Bahuda Jatra was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by the Odia Community at the Kansas in the United States.
Annual Ratha Jatra Festival is being celebrated at the Jagannath Temple at Adalaj in between Ahmedabad and Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat with traditional gaiety and fervour.
The 44th Ratha Jatra Festival celebrated at the Jagannath Temple of the National capital region at Hauz Khas Village in New Delhi amidst much fanfare and spiritual fervour.