Bhubaneswar: Puri’s Rath Yatra not only attracted lakhs of devotees to the Holy Town but also created a buzz in the virtual world.
Its popularity across the globe was pretty evident on social media. Apart from trending Odisha-specific hashtags, Twitter has also featured Odisha Tourism’ Twitter Moment of Rath Yatra as one of the things to look up to.
Whenever one opens the Moments tab on Twitter to check news, Odisha Tourism is one of the things that appear.
Hahtag #RathYatra has also been the most popular. The first tweet to appear when one writes the same on the search box, is Sudarsan Pattnaik’s sandart.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 14, 2018
The next tweet is of author Saba Naqvi, who had written about poet Salabega in her book.
Today the #RathYatra at Puri begins. It’s the origin of word juggernaut…I have seen it and in my first book #InGoodFaith write about a Muslim origin devotee for whom it briefly stops at one point…Bhakta Salebeg. pic.twitter.com/szuYabtyJ6
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) July 14, 2018
The third to appear is by cricketer VVS Laxman who had wished everyone a Happy Rath Yatra.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 14, 2018
If you have a smartphone, you can also find it in your search list.
Odisha Tourism has been uploading some really interesting and amazing facts about the festival since the last few days that had created a lot of buzz online. The video they tweeted on July 14, the Rath Yatra day, made a lot of rounds on social media.
— Odisha Tourism (@odisha_tourism) July 14, 2018
The sibling deities are now at aunt’s place (Gundicha Temple) for their annual sojourn.