Articles tagged under: Rath Yatra
June 25, 2017
Ahmedabad: The commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) have been put on stand-to for use in case of need during the 140 th rath yatra of the historic Jagannath temple here, and this is first time ever that NSG have been involed in security of the famous chariot procession which draws crowds of lakhs of people and passes through sensitive routes.
IG of police J K Bhatt today confirmed that NSG have been kept on 'stand to' for use in case of any emergency if needed. 'NSG is nev...Read More
June 25, 2017
Ahmedabad: Rath Yatra of this year in the city commenced from Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area today morning with pahid vidhi performed by Chief Minister as per the ritual in presence of Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, Shri Dhanraj Parimal Nathwani and Trustee Mahendra Jha. Early in the morning BJP national president Amit Shah joined Mangala aarti at Jagannath Mandir along with his wife. Shah regularly attends Mangala aarti at this mandir on Rath Yatra morning ever...Read More
June 24, 2017
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitinbhai Patel today performed holy aarti of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra at Jagannath Temple of Ahmedabad prior to 140th Rath Yatra commencing on June 25, 2017. They inquired about the details of preparations of the Rath Yatra from the trustee of Temple Mr. Mahendra Jha and Dilipdas Ji Maharaj.
Mr. Rupani said that this is a festival of each and every person of the society. This is the b...Read More
June 24, 2017
Ahmedabad: On the eve of the 140 th Rath Yatra (Chariot procession) of Lord Jangannath from the historic temple in Jamalpur here, 'offerings' from Prime Minister Narendra Modi were today offered to the lord while State Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki, leader of opposition Shankersinh Vaghela and others performed the traditional ritual of 'Rath Puja' in presence of other prominent Congress leaders.
Temple trustee Mahendra Jha said that the traditional offering (prasad) of gree...Read More
June 23, 2017
Ahmedabad: Two days prior to the 140th rath-yatra (chariot procession), the netrotsav pujan of Lord Jagannath along with brother Bhalbhadra and sister Subhadra on their symbolic return from Mosal (uncle's place) after a fortnight long stay there was performed in the historic Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area here today.
Meanwhile a grand security rehearsal on the yatra route was also conducted this morning.
According to religious belief, it is said that the eyes of the three deities get af...Read More
June 09, 2017
Ahmedabad: The traditional Jal-Yatra (Kalash Yatra) held over a fortnight before the famous Rath Yatra of historic Lord Jagannath temple here was organized today marking the 'symbolic' departure of the three main deities to their Mosal (uncle's place).
A colourful procession with over a dozen elephants was taken out from the temple in Jamalpur area of the city to Somnath Bhudhar na ghat of river Sabarmati where main preist Mahant Dilip Das along with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Mayor G...Read More
July 06, 2016
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not here on the occasion of Rath Yatra physically, but he was very much here in different ways. There were some people wearing Modi's masks. There were his photographs on banners and he was very much in minds of people. When he was Chief Minister, Narendrabhai used to perform Pahind ceremony at Rath Yatra. In fact he was the Chief Minister who performed Pahind ceremony for highest number of time, obviously as he was the Chief Minister of this state f...Read More
July 06, 2016
Ahmedabad: The 139th rath yatra of Lord Jagannath today commenced on it's 15 km journey in the walled city here amid tight security arrangements even as lakhs of devotees queued up to have a glimpse of the deity.
The chariots of the Lord Jagannath, his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra, commenced their journey from the 400-year-old Jagannath temple in Jamalpur after Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel performed 'Pahind Vidhi'- a symbolic ritual of cleaning way for the 'raths' (char...Read More
July 03, 2016
Ahmedabad: Communal harmony was further in display today in Ahmedabad ahead of annual Rath Yatra festival. At least two delegations of Muslims visited Jagannath Mandir Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj and offered him silver gifts - a replica of Sidi Saiyad mosque jali and chariot.
In another development, Mahant Dilipdasji visited Prem Darwaja area close to Dariapur in wall city and inaugurated plaque of Mahant Saryudasji chowk. He also inaugurated Kaumi Ekta circle along with city Mayor Gauta...Read More
July 02, 2016
Ahmedabad: Mahant of Ahmedabad's Rath Yatra fame Jagannath Mandir Shri Dilipdasji Maharaj along with Jagannath Mandir's Trustee today went to Kuresh hall area of Mirzapur in Ahmedabad to attend vegetarian Iftar party hosted by Shahpur MLA Gyasuddin Sheikh.
Additional police commissioner RR Bhagat, DCP Usha Rada, ACP Jhala, PI LB Parmar, Municipal Councillor Hasan Lala, Surendra Bakshi, Jayshri Shah, Mona Prajapati among others attended this Iftar function.
In his address, Dilipdasji Maha...Read More
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