Puri,Feb13: The log collection ritual for the coming car festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra began today by the Temple Administration.
Forty nine logs of Fasi, Asana and Dhauranj trees essential for the chariot making were collected by the servitors of the Shree Mandir .
The logs were brought from Jagannath Vana Prakalpa in Daspalla under Nayagarh district. Logs were kept in the Ratha khala (workshed for rath construction). The chariot construction will formally start on Shree Panchami, the birth anniversary of Goddess Saraswati that is on February 16, said Sudarshan Mekap, a servitor.