President Draupadi Murmu walks for 1 km to reach temple in Odisha


President Draupadi Murmu is on a two day visit to the state of Odisha. She is said to have walked for one kilometre to reach the 12th century Lord Jagannath Temple and she offered prayers for the wellbeing of the country.

She began her two day visit to the state on Thursday and garlanded statues of many Odia icons and also recalled their contribution towards the making of Odisha. The Jagannath temple was closed to the common man from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in view of the President’s visit. Hundreds of devotees lined up on both sides of the road to greet the President as she walked past them. She waved to the people waiting there and also kept both her hands raised invoking Lord Jagannath.
She knelt down before the Lion’s Gate of the temple and also before the deities of Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Lord Balaram in the sanctum sanctorum to pay obeisance.



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