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Lakhs throng Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Ahmedabad, July 6: The 139th Rath Yatra of Lord Jaganth was taken out here on Wednesday with traditiol fervour and gaiety. The procession sked through its 15 km route in the walled areas of Ahmedabad amid tight security, with lakhs of devotees thronging to have a glimpse of the deity. The chariots of Lord Jaganth, his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra began the journey from the 400-year-old Jaganth Temple in Jamalpur after Gujarat Chief Minister Andiben Patel did ‘Pahind Vidhi’, a symbolic ritual of cleaning the route of the chariots with a golden broomstick. BJP President Amit Shah earlier took part in the ‘Mangla Aarti’. The Rath Yatra comprises 18 decorated elephants, 101 trucks, around 30 religious congregations and around 20 singing troupes. The yatra returns to the temple after almost 11 hours. (IANS)

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