The Supreme Court has permitted the Rath Yatra of Jagannath Temple in Odisha in Puri, but the Supreme Court has banned the Rath Yatra in the entire Odisha. Chief Justice Justice NV Ramana has dismissed the petition for Rath Yatra across the state.
Chief Justice Justice NV Ramana said that given the corona infection, the possibility of spreading the epidemic may increase, so Odisha agrees with the order of the government. The Odisha government had decided to limit the Jagannath Rath Yatra to Puri due to Corona. A petition was filed in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Odisha government, where today the Supreme Court has dismissed the petition filed.
AK Srivastava, the counsel for the petitioner, said that for the first time last year we were prevented from performing religious rituals, but this year we have made preparations by following all the rules. Just as permission has been given to the temple of Puri, Jagannath temples in Nilgiri, Satsang, Baripada should also be allowed for Rath Yatra.
After hearing both sides, Chief Justice Justice NV Ramana said that he used to go for worship, but now this time is not for it. The evaluation is done by the government also cannot be ignored, the decision of the government is correct.
The Odisha government has allowed the Puri Rath Yatra under certain conditions. Only after the RT-PCR test of 500 chariot pullers, they will get to pull the chariot. Let us tell you that Jagannath's Rath Yatra will start on 12th July. Puri is the abode of Jagannath, due to which it is also called Jagannathpuri. Lord Jagannath is considered the 10th incarnation of Shri Vishnu.