Rath yatra-2013, Ahmedabad

The 136th 'rath yatra' of Lord Jagannath's will begin from the 400-year-old Jagannath temple here on July 10 amid tight security.

It connected to Lord Jagannath- Krishna. Every year this occation for more then 15-20 days and on as per Gujarati Calender on 2ed day of ASHAD Month procession takes place about 20 km, atleast 100 vehicle, 50 Akhada ( were do different type of gymnastic exercise and many body building) , prayers organizations, etc.

As per century old tradition, elephants will have the first glimpse of Lord Jagannath and would lead the procession through different parts of the city.  

There are chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balram and their sister Subhadra. The route of the procession will pass through communally sensitive localities in the city like Kalupur, Prem Darwaja, Delhi Chakla, Dariyapur and Shahpur.

 

Route For Rath yatra-2013, Ahmedabad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Lord Jagannath's rath yatra procession will begin on Wednesday morning from the 400-year-old Jagannath temple in Jamalpur are of the city. Lakhs of devotees participate in the procession which will pass through the old city before returning to the temple in the evening.

A delicacy prepared from 25,000 kg moong dal, 400 kg mango, 200 kg pomegranate and 200 kg jamun is served as 'prasad' at the end of worship.

More than 10,000 policemen from the city and other districts have been stationed at various points for intense patrolling to thwart any untoward incident and to ensure that the procession passes off peacefully.

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