Jagannath Rath Yatra: Police, priests perform 'Dakshina Moda' for Bahuda yatra

Puri (Odisha), June 28 (ANI): The 'dakshina moda' ritual or the southward turn of the three chariots of Lord Jagannath temple was performed by police officials and priests in the view of COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the beginning of the preparations for the Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of the sibling deities to the Srimandir after their annual sojourn. In normal days, huge number of devotees used to take part in the ceremony.