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Preparations begin for Puri rath yatra

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 13:30

Priests performed purification rituals of three wooden logs as they began preparations to construct chariots for the annual rath yatra festival of Lord Jagannath June 29, an official said Wednesday.

Bombay HC red flags Iskcon`s plan to hold Rath Yatra on Shivaji Park

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 15:34

Holding that the city`s open public spaces should be allowed to be used only for their designated purpose, the Bombay High Court has refused to grant permission to International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) to hold their annual Jagannath Rath Yatra at Shivaji Park.

Shankaracharya, King to be allowed on Jagannath`s Rath

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 22:44

Only the Shankaracharya of Puri Govardhan Peeth, Gajapati King of Puri and `Palia Sevayats`, can climb chariots of Lord Jagnnath during the annual Rath Yatra.

Pakistan should be paid back in the same coin: Murli Manohar Joshi

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 22:09

In wake of infiltration in Keran sector along LoC, BJP`s Murli Manohar Joshi attacked Centre for not giving "befitting" reply to Pakistan for its "repeated acts of aggression and terrorist attacks".

Narendra Modi is `mask` of RSS: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 21:14

RJD President Lalu Prasad on Monday described Narendra Modi as "mask" of RSS which he alleged was full of hatred for minority Muslims and was out to vitiate the harmony of society.

Thousands celebrate rath yatra in West Bengal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 17:49

Devotees revelled in the drizzle amid chants as the splendidly decorated chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra threaded their way through the city Wednesday during the annual rath yatra (chariot festival).

Over 1.5 lakh devotees served `Mahabhoj` in Sarasp

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 17:21

Over 1.5 lakh people comprising the entire entourage of Rath yatra and devotees were on Wednesday served `Mahabhoj`(prasad) in Saraspur locality as per the chariot fest tradition.

Ten lakh devotees witness Rath Yatra in Puri

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 16:41

Over ten lakh devotees witnessed the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm.

Accommodation for West Bengal tourists at Puri

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 16:08

The West Bengal government has taken possession of one acre at Puri for construction of accommodation for tourists from the state visiting the Odisha pilgrim town.

Ahmedabad Rath Yatra begins, Modi pulls the chariot

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 10:03

Amid tight security and monitoring by two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the 136th Lord Jagannath rath yatra began here Wednesday morning.

UAVs for cover as Rath Yatra kicks off in Ahmedabad on Wednesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 21:28

A religious procession will uniquely have Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as part of its security cover when the 136th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins here on Wednesday morning.

Lord Jagannath`s rath yatra to be on Facebook

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 13:36

The 136th edition of Lord Jagannath`s `rath yatra` will begin from the 400-year-old Jagannath temple on July 10 with a Facebook page started on the deity for devotees to follow the yatra through social networking website.