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Police begin Rathyatra preparations, surveys routes, dangerous buildings

The Gujarat police and the Jagannath Temple Trust have begun preparations for the Rathyatra that is to be held on July 12. It is however still not clear whether the traditional Rathyatra will be allowed or not. Last year it was not allowed owing to the COVID surge. On Monday police and municipal corporation authorities...

Pradipsinh responds to criticism on Rathyatra says A’bad is in red zone, Odisha in green zone

Home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja on Wednesday clarified that the government did everything to ensure that the Rathyatra was taken out but in the end it had to go with the Gujarat High Court order.  Jadeja’s clarification comes after Mahant of Jagannath Temple said that negotiators had kept him in the dark till the end and...

Mahant of Jagannath Temple says was kept in dark till last moment about Rathyatra

The Rathyatra of the Jagannath temple in the city being restricted within the temple premises has taken a new turn with the Mahant of the temple stating that he was kept in the dark. He also alleged that people whom he had trusted to negotiate with the government had failed him.   Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj on...

HC order on Rathyatra in A’bad was in public interest, says SC judge

A Supreme Court judge who visited the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur in Ahmedabad on Tuesday termed the Gujarat High Court order refusing to allow the Rathyatra in the city as one that was taken in public interest. Justice MR Shah of the Supreme Court while talking to local TV journalists at the temple premises said,...

Four booked in connection with balrathyatra in city

The police have booked four people in connection with the balrathyatra that was taken out in the city on Monday. The organisers were booked for violation of government notifications but got immediate b ail from the police station itself.  A video of a Rathyatra taken out by children in Ahmedabad had gone viral on Monday...

CM Rupani thank Jagannath temple trustees, mahant for co-operating in trimmed Rathyatra

CM Vijay Rupani who attended the 143 Rathyatra on Tuesday thanked the temple trustees and the Mahant of Jagannath Temple for taking into consideration the COVID-19 situation and agreeing to restrict the yatra within the temple premises. It is for the first time in the history of Rathyatra in Ahmedabad that the yatra did not...

In a first, Rathyatra takes place within Jagannath Temple amid scant devotees.

For the first time since the Rathyatra began, the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balram and Goddess Subhadra were all decked up but stayed put within the temple premises. The Rathyatra was taken within the temple premises and by afternoon some devotees came for worship. Many devotees chose to have an online darshan of the...

Gujarat HC rejects pleas seeking permission for Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

In a late-night development, the Gujarat High Court has once again refused to grant permission for the annual Rathyatra celebrations in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. The development comes within hours of the high court rejecting a plea seeking direction to authorities for allowing a symbolic Rathyatra in the city. Notably, multiple petitions were filed before the...

Four detained over threat to take out Rathyatra

Four members of an organisation have been detained by the Ahmedabad police on Monday over their threats to hold Rathyatra in Ahmedabad. It should be noted that the Gujarat High Court has put a stay on the annual Rathyatra in the city. The Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) and other Hindu outfits had threatened to take...

Gujarat HC dismisses plea seeking permission for a symbolic Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed a plea filed by Hindu Yuva Vahini seeking a modification in an earlier order of the high court by way of which it has restricted the conduct of the annual Rathyatra celebrations in Ahmedabad scheduled on June 23. The petitioner has prayed before the court that it should...

Video of balrathyatra in A’bad has cops hunting for organisers

A video of a Rathyatra taken out by children purportedly in Ahmedabad has gone viral forcing the police to hunt for the organisers. The Rathyatra taken out by children was a small one, but a crowd soon gathered around and social distancing went for a toss. The balrathyatra began from Shahpur area near RC Technical...

Rathyatra in A’bad to be taken out within Jagannath Temple premises

The Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad has decided to carry out the traditional Rathyatra within the temple premises. This comes in the wake of the Gujarat High Court staying the procession this year in view of the COVID-19 pandmce. Earlier the head priest of the Lord Jagannath Temple, Mahant Dilip Dasji Maharaj had on Sunday said...