Photos: Here's how devotees across India are gearing up for Rath Yatra

The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will be held on July 12. A day before the celebration, decorated chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra were positioned in ‘Bada Danda’ (Grand Road) in front of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri.

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Puri in Odisha will go under a 48-hour curfew from Sunday, ahead of the Rath Yatra on July 12. According to the district administration's order, the restrictions will remain in place from 8pm on Sunday to 8pm on July 13. Here's how people across India are gearing up for the celebration and offering prayers in nearby temples.

Puri in Odisha will go under a 48-hour curfew from Sunday, ahead of the Rath Yatra on July 12. According to the district administration's order, the restrictions will remain in place from 8pm on Sunday to 8pm on July 13. Here's how people across India are gearing up for the celebration and offering prayers in nearby temples.

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Priests pull chariots from their construction site to the Jagannath temple in Puri. (PTI)

Priests pull chariots from their construction site to the Jagannath temple in Puri. (PTI)

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Children buy Rath on the eve of the festival in Kolkata. (PTI)

Children buy Rath on the eve of the festival in Kolkata. (PTI)

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Devotees worship outside the closed gate of Lord Jagannath temple in Ranchi.(PTI)

Devotees worship outside the closed gate of Lord Jagannath temple in Ranchi.(PTI)

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Devotees pull a 'Rath' or a chariot inside the premises of a temple in Ahmedabad during the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

Devotees pull a 'Rath' or a chariot inside the premises of a temple in Ahmedabad during the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

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Devotees sing religious hymns inside a temple in Ahmedabad on the eve of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

Devotees sing religious hymns inside a temple in Ahmedabad on the eve of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

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Devotees offer prayers inside a temple in Ahmedabad on Sunday. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

Devotees offer prayers inside a temple in Ahmedabad on Sunday. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

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Devotees gather next to decorated elephants inside a temple in Ahmedabad. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

Devotees gather next to decorated elephants inside a temple in Ahmedabad. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

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