Amid tight security and monitoring by two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the 136th Lord Jagannath rath yatra began in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, July 10 morning.
As per tradition, elephants had a first glimpse of Lord Jagannath and led the procession, which set off from the over 400 year-old iconic Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi performed the ‘Pahind Vidhi’ (symbolic cleaning of the path for chariot of Lord Jagannath) for the rath yatra, after which the procession of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baldev and their sister Subhadra began.
“Ahmedabad’s Jagannath temple rath yatra is famous world over. Since the last 136 years this tradition is going on and once again Lord Jagannathji is out on a (nagar charya) city tour to give his glimpse to the people,” Modi said.
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