Shree Jagannathji temple

• Situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

• Established 460 years ago – beside river Sabarmati.

• Main deities – holy trinity – Lord Jagannath, Lor Baldevji, Goddess Subhadra Ji.
 Idols installed in the temple by sadhu Shree Sarangdas ji.
• Sadavrat – yeoman service – meals every day to 1000 to 1200 needy, poor persons
including saints irrespective of caste, creed and religious distinction.

Rath yatra

• Also referred as Ratha-yatra, Ratha-jatra

  • ‘Chariot festival’ – public procession in a
    chariot carrying a deity.
  • • Particularly annual Rathayatra conducted in
    Odisha, Jharkhand, Gujarat, West Bengal
    and other East Indian states.
  • • Chariot carrying holy trinity and the
    Sudarshana Chakra.

• Shree Jagannathji temple Rathayatra – introduced in 1878.
 Conducted on the Ashadhi Beej every year.
 Starts with pahind vidhi – cleaning the way
for the chariots using a golden broom.
 Led by 15 to 20 elephants in decorative dress + group of trained athletes performing aerobatics + disciples with
decorative flags of the temple.
 Finally comes the Holy Trinity on chariots pulled by devotees.

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