JAGANNATH RATH YATRA

  • 137th rath yatra begins in Ahmedabad amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    As the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra rolled out of its temple premises in Ahmedabad for its 137th annual rath yatra, 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure a smooth and incident free festivity. Millions of people have congregated in the cities of Ahmedabad and Puri to...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins across India amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    Puri: The annual rath yatra of Lord Jagannath begun across the country on Sunday amidst tight security. This is the 137th Rath Yatra that has begun in Ahmedabad with millions arriving in Puri for the grand event. More than one million devotees from around the world are expected to participate in...
  • Odisha: Devotees can't climb Lord Jagannath's chariot on Rath Yatra Day June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said that devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day. "The devotees will not be allowed to climb the chariots. The Daitapati priests of the 12th century shrine...
  • Puri gears up for Jagannath Rath Yatra, devotees remain undeterred by threats July 10, 2013

    Puri: Just days after serial blasts rocked Bodh Gaya, Puri is all set to host the grand chariot festival of lord Jagannath. Police tell CNNIBN that they have received intelligence inputs of a possible attack but have got no actionable information so far. However, they aren't leaving anything to chance. "After...
  • Rath Yatra: Modi performs ritual of cleaning chariots June 21, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Jagannath Rath Yatra began on Thursday morning from the 400yearold Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area, amidst tight security arrangements. As per tradition, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, performed the 'Pahind Vidhi' of Rathyatra (symbolic path cleaning on chariot of Lord Jagannath) after which the annual Rath Yatra of...
  • Puri: Police warn of possible terror strike June 21, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha DGP MM Praharaj said that there is a terror threat during Rath Yatra in Puri from the extremist groups and hence, there is a heavy security deployment as the majestic Jagannath Rath Yatra began on Thursday. The annual Rath Yatra began in Puri, Odisha and Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Odisha DGP...
  • Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri today June 21, 2012

    Puri: The majestic Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri on Thursday. Amidst threats from extremist groups and heavy security deployment, more than 10 lakh devotees are expected to witness the colourful festival. After two months of hard work, the three majestic chariots of Lord Jagannath are all set to roll...
  • Priests perform 'Pahandi' rituals in Puri July 5, 2011

    Puri: Setting aside their anger against the police which allegedly beat them up, the priests of Sri Jagannath Temple on Tuesday performed "Pahandi" rituals of taking the deities into Sri Gundicha Temple. "We decided to perform pahandi ritual as the deities are stranded over the chariots for a day. As...
  • Jagannath Yatra: clash between priests, police July 4, 2011

    Bhubaneshwar: Tension erupted in the temple town of Puri after a clash between the police and junior priests at the Jagannath temple on Monday. Three junior priests and 1 policeman got injured in a tussle between the two sides. This after the police prohibited the priests from allowing large number of...
  • 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...
  • Puri: inspector arrested for molesting minor July 4, 2011

    Puri: As lakhs of devotees enjoyed the spectacular rath yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the Orissa police which was already saddled with the responsibility of security and crowd management, was in for some embarrassment. It had to arrest one its own officers for allegedly molesting a minor on a...
  • 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...
  • Terror threat in Guj ahead of Jagannath rath yatra June 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Central intelligence agencies have warned the Gujarat government of a terror threat to the Lord Jagannath rath yatra that takes place in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Gujarat Director General of Police SS Khandvawala said the intelligence inputs inform that terrorists may come disguised as mahants or policemen. Yes, there are inputs...