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Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today, PM Modi and Amit Shah send greetings

Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today, PM Modi and Amit Shah send greetings
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Today is the second date of Ashadh Shukla Paksha. The magnificent rath yatra of Lord Jagannath is started in Puri of Odisha and Ahmedabad in Gujarat. BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Mangala Aarti in Ahmedabad before Rath Yatra. In Ahmedabad, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has left the gold broom and has left Rathayatra at seven in the morning. Rath Yatra is also awaiting the start of Odisha’s Puri. Preparations for Rath Yatra have also been completed in Puri of Odisha. Lord Jagannath ji’s chariot is made from yellow and red cloth, in which 16 wheels are covered, while Balbhadra’s chariot is green and red, with 14 wheels in it. Subhadra’s chariot is made of black and red clothes. It has 12 wheels. These chariots made of wood are pulled from the ropes.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has left the broom and has started Rathayatra at seven in the morning. CM Roopani has reached the Rath Yatra with his entire family for a visit. Before the Ratha Yatra, brooming is called the first method. Rathayatra is the tradition of God’s welcome from the head of the state, ie CM. Its message is that the lord of the world is Jagannath and all people are their servants.

The Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad will go from Lord Jagannath’s main temple to Ranchoddas Temple of Saraspur. The chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra will stay here for about two hours. The Ranchoddas Temple of Saraspur is called Nannihal of Lord Jagannath. In Ahmedabad, there was a grand shower and anointing of Lord Jagannath before Mangala Aarti with mantras. According to the belief, Lord Jagannath, after being healthy, goes out in the city through chariot.

The Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad has a very strict security arrangement. More than 14 thousand officers of Gujarat Police, 22 companies of State Reserve Police and 25 companies of paramilitary forces are deployed. Israeli helium balloons have been installed for the first time on the 15 km long route of Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad. Travel is being monitored with the help of Hydefinion Cameras.

Prasad has been sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad. PM Modi used to go to Ahmedabad’s Rath Yatra every year during his stay in office. Modi has set 13th bund in the temple of Lord Jagannath 13 times. He has deep faith in Lord Jagannath. The offerings that the PM sent to Lord Jagannath include Jamun, Moong, Mango, Pomegranate, Good and Bundi. Today, a similar offering is offered to Lord Jagannath.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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