July 29, 2020 1:53 am
In a rare midnight hearing, hours before the Rath Yatra on June 23, the High Court had upheld its stay on the procession in Ahmedabad despite the state government moving an application, seeking the procession to be permitted in a limited capacity in the city.
June 23, 2020 5:18 am
For the first time in 143 years, a stay order by the Gujarat High Court was put on the Jagannath Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad, said to be the biggest after Puri in Odisha, amid Coronavirus pandemic.
June 23, 2020 7:27 am
The Gujarat High Court dismissed all intervening applications, as well as the state’s plea, seeking a modification in its June 20 order.
June 23, 2020 2:19 am
Even as the hearing was on, the office of Joint Commissioner (Traffic) of Ahmedabad police commissionerate put out a route plan, indicating that the 143rd Rath Yatra would be conducted as scheduled on Tuesday.
June 22, 2020 8:48 pm
The court has directed the Odisha government to maintain a record of persons allowed in Rath Yatra with details of medical conditions after testing. It also said that those engaged in pulling chariot will maintain social distancing before, during and after Rath Yatra.
June 22, 2020 12:16 pm
"The tradition of centuries may not be stopped," the Centre said, while seeking modification of the apex court's June 18 order staying the yatra.
June 02, 2020 12:27 am
As preparations are on for the 143rd Rath Yatra, to be held on June 23 this year, temple management trustee Mahendra Jha said that only 30 persons will be allowed to pull a chariot, while attempts to include one or two elephants are on.
April 25, 2020 4:27 pm
The decision to organise the festivals inside the temple premises was taken during the temple managing committee's meeting with Govardhan Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Friday night.
July 05, 2019 10:55 am
In Surat, too, processions were taken out from Sachin, Pandesara, Mahidhapura, Amroli and Surat railway station amid tight security. The most popular was the one taken out by Iskcon Temple, which started from the Surat Railway Station and culminated at Jehangirpura.
July 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Puri, known for its pilgrimage destinations, is also popular for its sandy beaches.
July 09, 2019 1:49 pm
What makes the Lord Jagannath yatra unique is that it is the only festival where deities are taken out of temples to travel to devotees.
June 29, 2014 6:13 pm
Amid tight security, the 137th edition of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra began from the ancient Jagannath Temple.