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 Rath yatra: Temple to ban chariotclimbing, touching idol May 12, 2014

    Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee on Monday asked the Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing atop chariots and touching the Lord. Puri King Gajapati King Divyasingha Deb, who headed the committee, said this while presiding over a meeting of religious...
  • Lalu tweets about stopping Modi like Advani's rath yatra May 8, 2014

    RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday claimed he would halt BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's political ambition the way he had stopped the "rath yatra" of LK Advani in Bihar in 1990. Without taking the names of the two leaders, Lalu tweeted, "Pehle guru ko roka tha, ab chele ka...
  • At 86, Advani says his political journey has not yet ended February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani on Sunday said his political journey that started 55 years ago has not yet ended, indicating an active innings ahead. Blogging after a gap of oneandahalf months, Advani, 86, recalled his association with RSS, which he...
  • RK Singh who played key role in Advani's arrest likely to join BJP, may contest LS polls from Bihar December 13, 2013

    Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh, who was instrumental in the arrest of LK Advani in 1990 during the Rath Yatra, will join BJP on Friday and is likely to contest the next Lok Sabha polls from Bihar. RK Singh, a 1975 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre wasposted in the...
  • Narendra Modi flags off Rath Yatra as UAVs keep vigil from top July 10, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad as thousands gathered to greet the chariot of Lord Jagannath. With about 10 lakh people witnessing the procession daily, the police have put up elaborate security arrangements in place. Over 20,000 security personnel, including the CRPF, RAF, BSF...
  • 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...
  • Puri: American beaten up for climbing chariot June 23, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: An American national was on Friday allegedly beaten up in Puri by security personnel when he along with his Indian wife attempted to climb the chariot of Lord Jagannath seeking a 'darshan'. Claiming to have converted to Hinduism, Noel Magee Hayden (32), said he has the right to have darshan...
  • 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...
  • Rath Yatra: watch live June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: As the nation celebrates Rath Yatra, millions of pilgrims have thronged the streets of Puri to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Balaram or Subhadra. If you are not one of those fortunate ones, the National Informatics Centre has made sure that you can watch the entire yatra...
  • 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...
  • Kolhapur: Stampede during rath yatra, three dead May 23, 2012

    Kolhapur: At least three people were killed and three others injured during a stampede at a religious procession in Chandgarh in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. The stampede took place on Wednesday during the rath yatra at the Lakshmi Devi temple. The victims came under the rath after its wheel came...
  • UP polls: EC says no to Uma Bharti's rath yatra February 1, 2012

    Lucknow: The Election Commission on Tuesday declined to give permission to BJP leader Uma Bharti to take out a rath yatra in the state capital as it did not fulfil certain formalities. "Permission was not granted as the party failed to submit a certificate from the regional...
  • Battleground UP: SP plans rath and cycle yatras January 3, 2012

    Lucknow: In a bid to muster people's support ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled to be held early next year, Samajwadi Party would take out a rath yatra across the state from September 12 with the message to root out the ruling BSP government. Party spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury said,...
  • Pranab takes potshots at Advani's yatra December 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday took potshots in the Lok Sabha at LK Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra and the BJP's declaration that none of its MPs held illegal bank accounts abroad. In his reply to the debate on Adjournment Motion moved by Advani on the issue of black...
  • NDA MPs will give declaration on black money: BJP November 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Taking the battle into the winter session of Parliament, senior BJP leader LK Adavani announced at the end of the 38day Jan Chetna Yatra that all NDA MP's will declare to the presiding officers of their respective house that they don't have black money stashed aboard. Advani said the...
  • Advani ends Yatra, calls UPA the worst Govt November 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani's 38day long Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption will end in New Delhi on Sunday. Many BJP members were present at the Ramlila Maidan, showing their solidarity to the veteran politician. Addressing his supporters at Ramlila Maidan, Advani called for an effective Lokpal Bill. He also...
  • 2012 to be year of accountability: Advani November 20, 2011

    Ghaziabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani reached Ghaziabad on Saturday on the last phase of his Jan Chetna Yatra, intended to "awaken India's masses against corruption and black money deposited in foreign banks" and make 2012 an "year of accountability". Distinguishing his present journey from earlier he had undertaken,...
  • UP cannot be divided in haste: Advani November 17, 2011

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has given a partial thumbs up to the proposal of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to split Uttar Pradesh into four new states. He said a state reorganisation exercise could not be done in haste based on just a Chief Minister's assessment. Advani,...
  • Modi denies rift with Advani, blames media November 7, 2011

    Bharuch (Gujarat): Ruling out differences between himself and senior party colleague LK Advani, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the media of playing into the hands of the ruling Congress and sensationalising news. Addressing a rally at Bharuch on Monday as part of Advani's 'Jan Chetna Yatra', he ...
  • Gujarat: Advani targets Sonia on corruption November 6, 2011

    LK Advani's Jan Chetna yatra has rolled into the state and Chief Minister Narendra Modi was there to welcome it. ...
  • TN: BJP to stage statewide protests on Nov 13 November 5, 2011

    Chennai: BJP's Tamil Nadu unit on Saturday asked partymen to stage protests all over the state on November 13 to condemn what it called an attempt on senior leader LK Advani's life while commencing the second leg of his anticorruption yatra from Madurai last month. In a statement, unit President Pon...
  • One more detained in Advani yatra bomb case November 2, 2011

    Madurai: Police on Wednesday detained one more person and formed 10 probe teams in connection with the planting of a powerful pipe bomb on the yatra route of BJP leader LK Advani on October 27 and said initial probe suggested that anger against Hindutva forces was the motive behind it. The...
  • I liked Manmohan when he wasn't PM: Advani November 2, 2011

    Panaji: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Wednesday said he liked Manmohan Singh 'when he was not the prime minister'. Speaking to reporters in Panaji, the former deputy prime minister, who is on a nationwide antigraft Jan Chetna Yatra, also said calling Singh a weak Prime...
  • No regrets about dropping Yeddyuprappa: Advani November 2, 2011

    Panaji: Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Wednesday said he did not regret that the party had taken action against former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who was arrested in connection with a graft case. "The problem in Karnataka is because the party is dealing with corruption firmly,"...
  • Definite clues in Advani yatra bomb case: Police October 31, 2011

    Madurai: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Tamil Nadu police probing planting of a powerful pipe bomb on the yatra route of BJP leader L K Advani on Monday claimed to have obtained 'definite clues' and expressed confidence about nabbing the culprits. Definite clues had been obtained in the case and...