Thousands of devotees thronged the pilgrimage town of Puri on Friday to get a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, who appeared in
naba jaubana besha
(youthful attire), a day before the annual Rath Yatra.

The State police, in preparation for the annual Yatra, have made elaborate security arrangements including restricting vehicular movement into Puri town and deploying security personnel at strategic points.

More than 140 platoons of the police have been mobilised for the Yatra on Saturday.

Chariots of deities have been stationed in front of the 12thcentury temple from where they will be towed to Mausima Temple along a three-km-long road.

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