Governor, First Lady attend Rath Yatra in Gangtok

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Governor, First Lady attend Rath Yatra in Gangtok

GANGTOK,: Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya, accompanied by First Lady Kumud Devi, attended the celebration of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra at Thakurbari Temple in Gangtok today.

Upon arrival at Thakurbari Temple, the Governor participated in prayers and rituals 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, informs a press release.

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 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 Governor were area MLA Delay Namgyal Barfungpa, members of the organizing committee and devotees who actively participated in making the celebration a success.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi