Catering to around 50,000 devotees daily, the rasoighara of the Jagannath temple in Puri is believed to be one of the largest kitchens in the world. The kitchen has 240 ovens or "chullhis" with cooking done in earthen pots.
Braving heavy rain that have been lashing this pilgrim city since Saturday, thousands of pilgrims reached here on Sunday morning to pull Nandighosh, the chariot of Lord Jagannath that had halted at Balagandi Chhak on Saturday unlike the mounts of Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra that had made it to the Sri Gundicha temple.
The rath yatra was celebrated at the disputed Kotia, to which both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh lay claim, in Pottangi block of the district on Sunday, a day after the festival was observed across the state.
Thirty-three-year-old Satya Maharana, who has set several international and national records for creating smallest artifacts, broke his own record by creating the smallest chariot of Lord Jagannath in wood with a height of 4.5 inches and 3 inches width.