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In pictures: At Jagannath Mandir Ahmedabad on eve of Rath Yatra

Ahmedabad, 9 July 2013

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi offered evening prayer and paid his obeisance at the historic Bhagwan Jagannath Temple at Jamalpur locality here today.

He also previewed the security arrangements on the eve of 136th Rath Yatra (chariot procession) to be taken out through the streets of Ahmedabad tomorrow. He was accompanied by the temple head priest Mahant Dilipdasji and Mahandrabhai Jha.

Even as Mahant Dilipdasji blessed Mr. Modi, other priests and trustees extended warm welcome to the Chief Minister.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Modi said that Bhagwan Jagannath is the Lord of the Poor. The Lord’s Rath Yatra symbolized His day out to get Himself acquainted with the wellbeing of the poor. He said that Bhagwan Jagannath Rath Yatra is taken out at over 125 cities and towns in Gujarat and is celebrated with éclat and enthusiasm as a festival every year.

He recalled that Ahmedabad had been a city of mills workers having provided jobs to the poor workers from all over the country. He wished Lord Jagannath blessed people from all walks of life, peasants and urbanites alike, of Gujarat and the entire country. May the youth continue to get jobs and the country progressed by leaps and bounds.

Prominent among those present included Roads and Building Minister Anandiben Patel, Minister of State for Home Rajnikant Patel, Law Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja and Ahmedabad Mayor Minaxi Patel.




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Comments

  1. KANT says:

    What these CONGRESSEE rascals are doing there?….FOOLING PEOPLE…..
    THEY will not say BHARAT MATA KI JAY, VANDE MATARAM, JAY HIND… and they came there….
    THEY came there as a HINDU, fine… THEY came there as a CONGRESSEE , I have a question?….
    WHOM THEY TRY TO FOOL?….JAY HIND….

    • Nimesh says:

      In the name of Lord Krishna and for good grace, let them come. Under the roof of Temple, everyone is same. Vande mataram, Jay shri krishna..

      • KANT says:

        With all respect I agree with you….
        THESE CONGRESSES are not loyal to nation and they are more loyal to NEHRU family and I have a problem there…AS LONG AS WE have this lady from ITALY rule us we will stay as slaves…
        JAY HIND… NOT TOO MANY KNOW HER CITIZENSHIP and her name is not a real name…JAY HIND…

  2. Good Samaritan says:

    Comment about the last picture in this news item:

    Isn’t it surprising to see these people at this Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, and that too with tilaks on their fore beads?

    These are the very people who are ashamed of their own religious identity by birth and do not miss a single chance to malign the religion in name of sickularism and to appease their madame in New Delhi.

    Hope their reverence for Lord Jagannath is genuine and they still have some leftover shred of self-respect in their souls.

  3. shan says:

    Beautiful colours of our culture.. :)

  4. GOOD CITIZEN says:

    DO TEMPLE AUTHORITIES HAVE FUTUROPHOBIA THAT THIS STUPIDS WILL COME TO POWER ONE DAY AND HENCE WANT TO KEEP GOOD TERMS WITH THEM??? WHAT A PITY??

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