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    07.07.2024 : Hon’ble Governor Shri Lakshman Prasad Acharya, accompanied by First Lady Smt. Kumud Devi, graced the celebration of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra at Thakurbari Temple in Gangtok.

    Publish Date: July 7, 2024

    SKM/GOV/PR/2024/164

    Today, the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Lakshman Prasad Acharya, accompanied by First Lady Smt. Kumud Devi, graced the vibrant celebration of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra at Thakurbari Temple in Gangtok.

    This auspicious event marks the beginning of the annual Rath Yatra, celebrated with great fervor by devotees from across Sikkim.

    Upon arrival at Thakurbari Temple, the Hon’ble Governor participated in prayers and rituals, extending his heartfelt wishes for the well-being, progress, and health of Sikkim’s residents. He was warmly welcomed by the devotees, receiving traditional greetings in a spiritually charged atmosphere.

    The highlight of the celebration was the grand procession of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra along MG Marg, where a multitude of devotees joined in chanting “Jai Jagannath” with utmost devotion. Emphasizing the Rath Yatra’s role in preserving and promoting India’s cultural heritage, the Hon’ble Governor highlighted its significance as a unifying force for the nation.

    The Rath Yatra, commencing on the second day of the waxing phase of Ashadh month and concluding on the 11th day of the bright fortnight, holds deep mythological and religious significance, reflecting the richness of Indian culture and societal values.

    Accompanying the Hon’ble Governor were MLA Shri Delay Namgyal Barfungpa, Gangtok Municipal Corporation Councilor Shri Sandeep Golwa, members of the organizing committee, and devotees who actively participated in making the celebration a success.

    Further, the Hon’ble Governor also extended his heartfelt wishes to the people of Sikkim on this auspicious occasion, reaffirming the enduring dynamism of Indian culture and traditions.