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Jagannath Yatra 2024 begins today, Amit Shah performs 'Mangla Aarti' at Jagannath temple

The Rath Yatra, also known as the Chariot Festival, is believed to be as old as the Jagannath Temple in Puri.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 07th 2024 09:29 AM
Jagannath Yatra 2024 begins today, Amit Shah performs 'Mangla Aarti' at Jagannath temple

Jagannath Yatra 2024 begins today, Amit Shah performs 'Mangla Aarti' at Jagannath temple

Jagannath Yatra 2024 | The 147th edition of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commences in Ahmedabad where more than 15,000 police personnel have been deployed to guard the event which draws lakhs of devotees. 

The Jagannath Yatra 2024 started with fanfare and excitement on Sunday morning  with devotees gathered in large numbers.


Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah performed 'Mangla Aarti' at Jagannath temple ahead of the Rath Yatra 2024 on Sunday morning. He was accompanied by his wife Sonal Shah at Jagannath Temple.

Earlier on Saturday, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel offered prayers at the Jagannath Puri Temple in Odisha on the eve of Lord Jagannath's 147th Rath Yatra.

The three chariots of the Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra; Nandighosha.

The three chariots of the Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra; Nandighosha, Darpadalana, and Taladhwaja, were brought to Singha Dwara of Puri Srimandir ahead of the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra.

The Rath Yatra, also known as the Chariot Festival, is believed to be as old as the Jagannath Temple in Puri.

The Jagannath Rath Yatra Mela is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, featuring a blend of religious devotion, cultural performances, and local crafts. The festival provides an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the cultural heritage of Tripura. 

As the festival unfolds over the next nine days, it promises to offer a rich tapestry of events and activities, ensuring an engaging experience for all who attend.


- With inputs from agencies

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