NEWS INSIDE/ BUREAU: Amid fears of a third wave of Corona epidemics, the 144th Rathyatra of Lord Jagannathji has finally been decided. This year Lord Jagdish will leave for Ahmedabad with brother Balbhadraji and sister Subhadraji and return to Nijmandir by 12 noon. This information has been given to DivyaBhaskr on the condition of anonymity by a high-level person involved in the planning of Rathyatra every year. The 143rd Rathyatra could not start in Ahmedabad last year due to the Koro epidemic, but it has been decided that Bhagwan Nagarcharya will start this year. The government may announce the matter at the last minute. Public curfew is also being considered in the areas along the route during the departure of the chariot. The planning of the rath yatra was postponed at the last minute due to the Koro last year and the three raths returned to the temple premises. However, this year in the presence of police, journalists and a limited number of people Lord Jagannath will be seated in the chariot and will leave the town. According to personal sources, the 144th Rathyatra of Lord Jagannath will traditionally take place on July 12 in the presence of a limited number of people. However, trucks, arenas, and choirs will not join the rath yatra this year. High-level sources told DivyaBhaskar that a limited number of sailors will pull the chariot in the 144th Rathyatra this year to take the Lord to the township. The rath yatra will be held on the traditional route of the rath yatra in the early morning after the ceremony at the hands of the Chief Minister. But the chariot should not be parked anywhere along the way. The sailors will pull the chariot continuously and reach the Saraspur temple in one to two hours. BJP state president CR Patil will be present at the flag hoisting ceremony and Netrotsav on July 10. After the chariot reaches Saraspur, it will not be like every year and God will invest only 10 minutes. The mammara ceremony will be completed in advance. The chariot will be dispatched immediately after offering Mameru to the Lord at Saraspur. The chariot will return to Nijmandir around 12 noon to 1 pm. In the afternoon, people will be able to see the Lord sitting in the chariot in the temple. All visitors to the temple will visit according to social distance and guidelines. However, according to tradition, people will also be given prasad of mug Jabu in the rath yatra. Preparations have been made for the rath yatra to be held in the presence of a limited number of people. The rath yatra is being discussed daily with top police officials and temple trustees as well as mahants. Leaders including Union Home Minister, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of State for Home Affairs will also be invited for Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra. Preparations have been started for the 144th Rathyatra of Lord Jagannath at Jamalpur Jagannath Temple. Preparations have been started to accept the offerings of Mugan on the occasion of Rathyatra at Jagannath Temple. Mugs are being given by the people for offerings in the temple. According to temple sources, the sailors have also been instructed to pull the chariots of the three gods in the procession. A list of sailors who have received the vaccine has been requested. Only 40 sailors will be present with one chariot. A list of sailors has also been requested. Only about 150 sailors will be present. All 150 sailors will have been vaccinated. Before the rath yatra, the temple’s mahant Dilipdasji, trustee Mahendra Jha and most of the servants serving in the Jagannath temple have taken the vaccine. Volunteers who join before the rath yatra will have to get vaccinated. For which a vaccination camp has also been set up in the Jagannath temple premises.