Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2015 will be held on 18 July 2015, Saturday on the sacred day of Ashadhi Beej. Jagannath Temple Ahmedabad organises Rath Yatra Festival Celebration every year on Ashadhi Beej as per the Gujarati calendar. Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad is located in Jamalpur area.
Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2015 Date : 18 July 2015, Saturday
Every year Rath Yatra occasion is celebrated for more than 15-20 days and on as per Gujarati Calender on 2ed day of ASHAD Month procession takes place about 20 km.
Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad : Jamalpur
Jagannath Temple Ahmedabad First Rath Yatra : 1878
When is Rath Yatra Celebrated? : Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya/Ashadhi Beej
Ahmedabad Rath Yatra Details :
Three small chariots with the idols of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balarama (Balabhadra) and Subhadra are pulled by the devotees through the city. Thousands of devotees throng the streets on the day to have a ‘darshan’ of the deities. The Ahmedabad Rath Yatra has a history of more 130 years. The procession begins from the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur locality in Ahmedabad city and passes through a 14 km route.
After a day-long parade, the chariots with deities return to the Jamalpur Jagannath Temple.
Ahmedabad Rath Yatra History :
Mahant Shree Narsinhdasji Maharaj had introduced the Rathayatra in the year 1878. Rathayatra is observed on Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya every year. Normally, throughout the year devotees come to the temple for the Darshan of Lord Jagannath and on this day, Lord Jagannath Himself goes out to see his devotees especially, to disabled who could not visit the temple.
After performing the PAHINDVIDHI by the CHIEF MINISTER of Gujarat, the procession is led by 15 to 20 elephants in decorative dress, then followed by TRUCKS decorated with religious floats and then AKHADAVALA’s, with their trained ATHLETS performing aerobatics to please Lord Jagannath.
Next in the procession follows disciples with decorative flags of the temple, BHAJAN MANDALI, RAS GARBA, bands and then comes the Holy Trinity on chariots pulled by devotees. The procession halts at Saraspur, where the local people feed the entire entourage of devotees of Lord Jagannath. In the evening the Rathayatra returns to the main temple.
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