CHARIOT

  • Dharmendra Pradhan slams Odisha Government over Chariot climbing issue June 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government should have gracefully accepted the advice of Puri Shankaracharya banning climbing of the chariots by devotees during Lord Jagannath's rath yatra instead of confronting on the matter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said. "Instead of taking a confrontation course towards Jagadguru Sankaracharaya on issue of devotees...
  • Puri: Rath Yatra chariots reach destination June 22, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Lakhs of devotees resumed pulling the chariots of the deities in the world famous Rath Yatra at Puri on June 22, and the chariots reached their destination, the Gundicha temple, an official said. The main ritual of the annual chariot festival started on June 21 at 3.40 pm, about 40...
  • Jagannath yatra: boy gets crushed under chariot July 4, 2011

    Rourkela: A sixyearold boy died after he was crushed under the wheels of the Lord Jagannath chariot at Purunapani in Sundargarh district, police said on Monday. Sushanta Mohapatra, who was witnessing the Ratha Yatra celebration on Sunday at Purunapani fell on the ground when he was knocked by the chariot pulling...
  • Communal harmony marks Jagannath Rath Yatra July 3, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Marked by active participation from members of both the communities, the 134th edition of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra on Sunday passed off peacefully. The colourful procession, comprising 19 decorated elephants, 98 trucks mounted with tableau depicting Indian culture and three aesthetically decked chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balram and...
  • Annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today July 3, 2011

    Puri: The fervour of the annual Jagannath rath yatra has begun in Puri. Lakhs of devotees gather in the holy city to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagananth, Lord Balbhadra and Goddess Subhadra from Jagannath to Gundicha temple. But amidst the excitement is the threat to the festival from...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins July 3, 2011

    The holy city to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagaanth, Lord Balbhadra and Goddess Subhadra from Jagannath. ...
  • Karnataka rolls out Golden Chariot to woo tourists June 6, 2009

    Bangalore : Hit by the economic downturn, the Karnataka Tourism Corporation that runs the luxury Golden Chariot train is now eyeing domestic travellers for the royal odyssey at a hefty tariff of Rs 1,25,000. The passenger train, under an ambitious project of Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), had chugged off amidst...
  • Craftsmen make Jagannath chariots minus scales July 3, 2008

    Puri: Puri's Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra is just round the corner and it's time to construct the three traditional chariots of Lord Jagannath. The work begins at least two months ahead on the 'Akshaya truitya' day. Among the 150 odd carpenters and helpers who are working round the clock to...
  • 'Golden Chariot' to take you on a dreamy voyage February 2, 2008

    Bangalore: Imagine taking a Golden Chariot from Bangalore to Goa. It'll take you seven nights but you'll be on Karnataka's ultra luxury train. Painted royal purple, this 40crore rupee train is a joint venture of the Karnataka government, its tourism department, the Tourism Development Corporation, and the railway ministry. And with...
  • Puri artisans slog day and night to ready chariots July 9, 2007

    Puri: Over a hundred carpenters have been assigned the annual privilege of constructing the three huge raths (chariots) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra for the Puri Rath Yatra. Specific types of timber logs are used to prepare the axe, wheel and the spokes of the chariots for the...