Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Rath Yatra being held across the country on Sunday.
"My warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Rath Yatra that is held across India today. We bow to Lord Jagannath on this auspicious day. Today once again he sets out on his chariot giving blessings to the people," Modi said in a message released here.
"We pray to Lord Jagannath for peace, prosperity and happiness in India. May Lord Jagannath bless us with good monsoon that will help farmers," he said.
"As Gujarat CM, I had the honour to perform the Pahind Vidhi ritual during the Yatra in Ahmedabad. It is an experience I really cherished," Modi said.
The Prime Minister has also greeted the people on Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi New Year.
"My greetings on Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi New Year. I pray for a year filled with joy and happiness," Modi said in his message.