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Discovery to air a special programme ‘Spirit of India – Rath Yatra’

Discovery channel to telecast a special programme ‘Spirit of India – Rath Yatra’ at 9 pm on July 4.

The channel’s Discover India series would showcase to its viewers the annual Rath Yatra and the spectacle of how over one and a half million people congregate for a holy gathering into a single street, Grand Road in Puri, pulling the chariots by hand on a 3 km journey, all in the honour of Lord Jagannath and His elder brother Lord Balabhadra and younger sister Goddess Subhadra.

Presented by UK-born Indian actor Danny Sura, the one-hour programme would take viewers on a pilgrimage to the temple city Puri.

The programme will also unravel the pre-celebration activities which start about two weeks ago and the culmination of the momentous Rath Yatra.

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