Pics: Narendra Modi flags off Rath Yatra in Gujarat

Subscribe to Oneindia News

Ahmedabad, July 10: The entire nation, especially, Odisha, Gujarat, West Bengal have been decked up on the auspicious day of Rath Yatra on Wednesday, July 10. People from several parts of India throng Puri, Vadodara, Kolkata and many more religious places to catch a glimpse of the giant chariot and their favourite deity Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi too celebrated the day flagging off the Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad. The CM, in his blog, said, "The Rath Yatra is an integral part of our culture. Saints, seers and devotees make their way to Ahmedabad to catch a glimpse of this unique blend of spirituality, devotion and togetherness. Apart from the Rath Yatra at Ahmedabad, Yatras will be held at about 140 places across Gujarat."

Modi at Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad

Modi offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad. He did so on the eve of the annual Rath Yatra that commences on the morning of 10th July 2013.

Modi seeks blessings from Lord Jagannath

Modi sought the blessings of Lord Jagannath and said, "May he shower his blessings on the poor, the farmers, the youth and may he give his blessings for a good rainfall."

Modi prays for "poor" mill workers in Ahmedabad

Lord Jagannath is a Lord of the poor and Ahmedabad being a city of poor mill workers has always sought the blessings of Lord Jagannath, said Modi.

Ahmedabad decked up for Rath Yatra

There would be Rath Yatras across 130 places in Gujarat. Elephants were used to draw the chariot of Lord Jagannath.

Kutch New Year: Modi greets Kutchi community

The Chief Minister extended his greetings to the Kutchi community across the world on the occasion of Ashadhi Bij, the Kutch New Year.

Narendra Modi going on the rath to performs 'Pahind Vidhi' puja

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi going on the rath to performs 'Pahind Vidhi' puja to kickstart Jagannath yatra in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Narendra Modi greets people

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi greets people as he participates in 136th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra (chariot procession) in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Narendra Modi pulling the chariot of Lord Jagannath

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi pulling the chariot of Lord Jagannath as he participates in 136th Rath Yatra (chariot procession) in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

After his prayers, the CM said, "May he (Lord Jagannath) shower his blessings on the poor, the farmers, the youth and may he give his blessings for a good rainfall."

The entire state was rapped in a vigil of tight security. The recent serial blasts at religious town of Bodh Gaya in Bihar created panic among the countrymen. Both State and Central Government were not ready to take any risk.

OneIndia News

Please Wait while comments are loading...