Ratha Yatra is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Shri Kshetra Puri Dham in the state of Odisha, India. It is the oldest Ratha Yatra, whose descriptions can be found in Brahma Purana, Padma Purana, Skanda Purana and Kapila Samhita.
On Friday morning, Rath Yatra festivities started in Agartala and several other parts of the state including Udaipur, Melaghar, Belonia and Shantirbazaar.
Many incidents have been witnessed during this festival, which have caused injury to many people gathered to celebrate.
At Debdaru village in the Shantirbazaar subdivision of South Tripura, an elephant pulling the chariot of Lord Jagannath Dev was learnt to have panicked, become aggressive and started running amok.
In another incident, the crest of a Jagannath Dev chariot got loose and fell on the milling crowd of devotees below, injuring many including a woman, at Udaipur in the Gomati district.
Disaster management volunteers and Red Cross volunteers rushed to the spot and shifted everyone to safety.