Bangalore, 07th July, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): Shree Jagannath Temple Trust, Bangalore, celebrated the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at the IT city of India, on 06th July, 2016 with enthusiasm and gusto.

The festival of Rath Yatra at Namma Bangalore with hundreds of devotees was quite mesmerizing to witness. People came from offices early to be a part of this festival.

All the rituals of the Rath Yatra were followed and the deities were taken to the chariots with Phandi Bije. The traditional Chhera Pahanra was performed by Shri M. Sathish Reddy, MLA. Devotees and local enthusiast including hundreds of Odias pulled the Chariot till Gundicha Mandir.

Shri Susant Mohapatra, Managing Trustee, Shree Jagannath Temple Trust, Bangalore, said, “This is a very auspicious moment for me and for all Odias in Bangalore to be part of such a big event. We have been observing car festival at Bangalore since 2008.”

“We feel very proud to be part of this occasion. All our team members were actively involved in making this Rath Yatra event a grand one,” said Shri Manoj Patra, Trustee.

“For the first time I have joined this festival in Bangalore. I am feeling so happy for being pat of such a unique event,” expressed a devotee named Bhavin.

Shree Jagannath Temple Trust is a charitable organisation based in Bangalore and is committed to the propagation of Jagannath culture in Bangalore and other parts of  India. The Trust is also engaged in many welfare activities, especially devoted to the well-being of under-privileged people around the temple.

Along with Shri Sushant Mohapatra and Shri Manoj Patra, other Trust members like Shri Hara Prasad Mohaptra and Shri J.P Udgata were present during the program.

The trust is building Shree Jagannath Temple and Cultural Center on a 10,000 sq.ft land in Agara on Sarjapur Road in the line of Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri. The said temple complex will house a Cultural Center devoted to Odissi dance and music and spiritual literature of all kinds.

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