A holy festival of Ashadhi Bij and Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra is celebrated in India today, on 6th July 2016, Wednesday. Ahmedabad Rath Yatra is the second most important Rath Yatra after Puri Rath Yatra in India. Ahmedabad Jagannath Temple is celebrating 139th Rath Yatra this year.
Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel performed ‘Pahind Vidhi’ at Lord Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad today early morning. Lord Jagannath’s Mahaaarti was performed at 4:00 am and BJP President Amit Shah took blessings of Lord Jagannath on the holy occasion of Rath Yatra and Ashadhi Bij.
After Mahaaarti, Lord Jagannath, his sister Subhadraji and Brother Balbhadraji’s sat in rath. Many devotees were present at the early morning in Mangla Aarti at Jagannath temple. When Lord Jagannath, Subhadraji and Balbhadraji sat in Rath, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel performed ‘Pahind Vidhi’. Anandiben Patel got chance to perform ‘Pahind Vidhi’ for the 3rd time.
Almost 1200 Devotees were driving the Lords’ Rath and almost 2000 Sant Mahatma has joined the Rath Yatra. 20000 Police constables are managing the security on the holy occasion of Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad. There are 101 trucks in Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath.