Ropes For Pulling Chariots During Rath Yatra Reach Puri

Puri: With the world famous Rath Yatra scheduled to begin in Puri on July 12, the ropes used for pulling the three chariots and police cordon around the chariots arrived in the pilgrim town on Wednesday.

The ropes prepared by Orissa Cooperative Coir Corporation Limited (OCCC) were delivered to the Puri administration in the afternoon.

Talking to the media, a senior official of OCCC Sankar Jena said a total of 23 bundles of coir ropes have been prepared for the Rath Yatra of which 14 of 220 feet in length and 8-inch diameter will be used for the pulling the three chariots. Three ropes measuring 450 feet long and 4-inch in diameter will be used as outer cordon and six ropes of 100 metre in length and 4-inch diameter will be used for the inner cordon.

Jena also said as per the advice of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), the Corporation dyes the ropes red, yellow and green colours to be used as the inner cordon for each chariot.

He further said while the three ropes are used for the inner cordon, the other three ropes are kept as standby by the temple administration in case of emergency.

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