Jagannath Temple Rath Yatra (147th), Jamalpur, Ahmedabad city, Gujarat 2004 - took place with special security cover!!

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Above image:  The Jagannath Temple in the Jamalpur area Ahmedabad , Gujarat 400 to 450 years old  was established by  Sadhu Sarangdasji  between  It comes alive on the famous annual Rath yatra  attended by tens of thousand of devotees.................. 

The Rath Yatra, one of the most significant Hindu festivals, has deep-rooted origins in the Puranas. It involves the ceremonial journey of three deities—Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra—from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha Temple. This annual event, particularly prominent in Puri, Odisha, took place on the 7th of July, 2024. The festival features massive, elaborately crafted chariots that are prepared over several months.

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Above image:  Bharuch Jagannath temple, Gujarat is built like the famous Jagannath Temple Puri but smaller in size. All the important deities worshipped in Puri  are enshrined in this small but beautiful temple complex which came into being in 1997. The temple marks the link between Jagannath temple and Gujarat.............

In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the 147th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced early on Sunday morning July 7th. This event is notable as the second largest Rath Yatra in India, following the main celebration in Puri. The procession starts from the 400-year-old Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur, covering an 18-kilometer route through the Old City before returning to the temple around 8:30 PM.

The traditional procession route includes key landmarks such as Jamalpur Chakla, Vaishya Sabha, Gollimda, Astodia Chakla, Madangopal ni Haveli, Raipur Chakla, Khadia Juni Gate, Kalupur Bridgg, etc. Members of the Khalashi community pull the chariots from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, maintaining a tradition that spans centuries.

The festival in Ahmedabad features various celebratory elements, including about 15 decorated elephants and 100 vehicles with tableaux. The Rath Yatra is held on Ashadhi Bij, the second day of the Ashadh month according to the Hindu calendar. Union Home Minister Amit Shah performed the mangla aarti, and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel conducted the pahind vidhi, which is the symbolic cleaning of the path for the Jagannath chariot. In Puri, this ritual is traditionally carried out by the descendant of the local Maharajah. The entire festival events and the rath Yatra came under tight security cove aided by a huge contingent of police,  hundreds of CCTV cameras. several drones to avoid terrorists threats, etc.