Bhubaneswar,07.07.2016 (By Biswaranjan Mishra)-The most awaited world famous festival of Odisha “Rath Yatra” is being celebrated at NTPC Talcher Kaniha with religious fervor from 06.07.2015 to 14.07.2015.Earlier in the day the trinity of Jagannath-Balabhadra-Subhadra were taken to the chariot by Pahandi yatra. Later in the afternoon, as per tradition , Shri N K Kothari, Executive Director ,Talcher Kaniha performed the “chhera pahanra” by sweeping the chariot platform during gundicha yatra to start rath yatra. Thousands of people from the NTPC Township & neighboring villagers gathered to take part in the auspicious rath yatra.The colorfully decorated chariot was pulled by thousands of devotees which included senior officials, employees, spouses & family members & villages . The chariot finally reached “mausi maa mandir” in the evening.Rath yatra celebration at NTPC Kaniha is a major attraction for the inhabitants of the township as well as the local villagers. Local people from in and around the power station visit to have a glimpse of Lord Jagannath and his siblings.To celebrate the festival, cultural programmes like bhajan sandhya & cultural programmes are arranged which will be special attraction for the visitors. The Deepshika Rath Yatra Committee of NTPC Kaniha is organizing the 9 days festival.The festival will end with bahuda yatra on 14.07.2015.