Puri, July 6: Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb will perform Chhera Panhara (a ritual of sweeping the chariots) rituals during the annual Rath Yatra.
“We have given emphasis on Rath Yatra instead of the Snana Yatra. If the Lord Jagannath wishes then we would go for the Bahuda Yatra as well,” said Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb.
‘Chhera Pahara is the ritual, where the Puri king perform sweeping the chariots. This ritual is performed before the devotees pulled the chariots.
This year, the annual Rath Yatra is being organised without devotees due to Covid-19 restrictions.