Jagannath Rath Yatra begins tomorrow, more than 10 lakh devotees will reach; AI cameras and drones will keep an eye

Preparations for the annual Shri Jagannath Rath Yatra to be held on Sunday in Puri, Odisha, have been completed. The chariots of Lord Jagannath along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra have been decorated to go to the temple of Aunt Gundicha Devi.

Jul 6, 2024 - 22:21
Jagannath Rath Yatra begins tomorrow, more than 10 lakh devotees will reach; AI cameras and drones will keep an eye

More than 10 lakh devotees from the country and abroad are expected to reach this grand event of Shri Jagannath Rath Yatra to be held on the second day of Ashadh month. The President of the country Draupadi Murmu has reached Bhubaneswar to participate in the Shri Jagannath Rath Yatra. The police have made tight security arrangements for the security of this historic journey. At the same time, it has been decided to use AI technology to control the crowd.

ADG (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar has been quoted as saying that the police are using AI cameras and drones for the first time. This will help in detecting the crowd, counting the vehicle, and getting the right information at the right time. Apart from this, three companies of Rapid Action Force, two companies of CRPF, and eight platoons of SOG Group will accompany the Yatra at every step.

On the other hand, Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi and Deputy Chief Ministers KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida participated in a cleanliness effort in Puri on Saturday, before the start of the Rath Yatra. Sharing photos of the event on social media, CM Majhi stated, "I feel blessed to be a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan organized at Puri Lada Danda before the holy Rath Yatra." Lord Sri Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra will emerge from Bardana's jeweled throne tomorrow (Sunday) to give darshan to millions of pilgrims.

Union Prime Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday offered prayers at the temple of Lord Jagannath in Odisha's Angul district. The Union Minister was accompanied by his wife while seeking blessings from the priest in the temple premises.

In the Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra, Shri Balram Ji walks in the front on the Tal flag, behind Balram Ji are Goddess Subhadra and Sudarshan Chakra on the Padma flag chariot and finally Lord Shri Jagannath Ji walks at the back on the Garuda flag.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Content Writer