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PM sends offerings to Lord Jagannath ahead of Rath Yatra

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

On the eve of the annual Rath here, today sent traditional offerings to the Lord temple.

Modi has been sending offerings to the temple ahead of the Rath for the last many years.

"As always, the PM has kept his commitment and sent sprouted moong, jamun, pomegranate and mangoes, which will be offered to Lord Jagannath," said the of the temple, Dilipdasjee Maharaj.

According to Mahendra Jha, Modi had stayed in the temple for a brief period during his early days.

"Since he (Modi) stayed here during his early life, when he was not a known figure, Modi is attached to the temple," he said.

Sprouted green gram and jamun are traditionally offered to Lord during the chariot procession.

The 141st Rath will start from the in Jamalpur area amid tight security tomorrow morning and those expected to attend the event include and many other leaders.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 22:00 IST