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Rath Yatra Celebration in Ahmedabad Gujarat-Route Map of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra-Rath Yatra Ahmedabad Pictures

Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad Gujarat


In Gujarat largest celebration of Rath Yatra Festival.In Major city arrange rath yatra.In Gujarat, Rath Yatra is also held in many cities and towns like Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Surat and Porbandar. In Ahmedabad grand celebration of Rath Yatra celebration.Rath yatra celebration on gujarati month Ashad Sukla paksha Dwitiya (Second)Day or Ashadhi Bij every year.Rath Yatra celebration begin  in ahmedabad around 1878.In Ahmedabad rath yatra start Jagannath Temple Jamalpur.So known as Jagganath Rath Yatra.Ahmedabad Rath Yatra is similar to Puri Rath Yatra the India's first bigest Rath Yatra.According to Bhagvat Purana (Hindu scripture), Lord Krishna's maternal uncle Kansa sent Akrur to bring the Lord and his elder brother Balram, to Mathura from Gokul. When all of them were ready to leave for Mathura, the Gopis and Gopals blocked the way of their chariot.According to Bhagvat Purana (Hindu scripture), Lord Krishna's maternal uncle Kansa sent Akrur to bring the Lord and his elder brother Balram, to Mathura from Gokul. When all of them were ready to leave for Mathura, the Gopis and Gopals blocked the way of their chariot.

There are about 18 elephants take part in Jagannath Rath Yatra.Another important feature is the participation of Akhada Sadhus and Mahants and the numerous floats with different themes.Anothe acctractions are about 101 trucks depcting indian culcture,18 Bhajan Mandalis,Ras Garba,bands and others accompanied Lord Jagannath.Rath yatra start with Pahind vidhi(pay dbeisance by sweeping the path of Rath travel).Rath is halt with saraspur and return jamalpur temple where the local people offer 'Maha Bhoj' to the entire entourage of devotees of Lord Jagannath.All Ahmedabad city close this day and holiday.

A large namber of people to see rath yatra and take part rath yatra.Three chariots(Rath) Lord jagganath,Brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra visit all Ahmedabad city.Rath Yatra travel distance in ahmedabad is around 14 kms.During thid festival State administration has made unprecedented security arrangements as the procession will pass through some communally sensitive areas such as Kalupur, Prem Darwaja, Delhi Chakla, Dariyapur and Shahpur in the old city.UAVs, CCTV cameras and 20,000 policemen have been pressed into service to ensure that both the festivals are celebrated peacefully in the city.When the procession moves through the narrow streets of the city, people sprinkle rice and gulal on the idols to pay their homage.

The devotees participating in the Yatra are given prasadam, in the form of raw sprouted moong beans. Quite a number of times, the floats are hand pulled by the devotees, crying out loud the name of the Lord.In the earli morning 4:00 Am arrange Mangala Aarti in Jagannath temple ,after 4:30Am Special Khichadi Bhog,Lord Jagannath is come to chariot around 6:00 Am ,at 7:00 Am RathYatra Start at around 6:30 Pm and Rath Yatra return at Jamalpur Jagannath temple.

 Route Map of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra




Rath Yatra Ahmedabad Pictures






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