A priest with Lord Jagannath idol during Cyclone Yaas. These pictures speak more than a thousand words. A Hindu priest removes an idol of Lord Jagannath from a seafront temple to a safer place while strong winds batter Balasore district in Odisha state on May 26, 2021, as Cyclone Yaas barrels towards India’s eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal.
The set of pictures not only represents the love of the priest but also the millions of Odia. Like the priest, for every Odia Lord Jagannath comes first and it will continue till the end of life.