Lakhs witness Lord Jagannath`s return car festival at Puri

Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the pilgrim town of Puri on Monday to witness `Bahuda Yatra`, the return car festival of Lord Jagannath which was held amid tight security.

Shankaracharya row: Javadekar, JB disapprove state govt`s role

The row over the Puri Shankaracharya boycotting Rath Yatra protesting restrictions put by administration snowballed into a major controversy.

Puri seer sees `conspiracy` in restriction on chariot climbing

Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati today alleged that there was a "well-planned conspiracy" behind Sri Jagannath Temple Administration asking him to visit the chariots alone without being accompanied by aides.

Mishap struck car festival, two run over by chariot wheels

The annual car festival in a village in Odisha`s Ganjam district turned tragic when an elderly woman and her five-year-old grand daughter died after coming under the rolling wheels of the chariot of Lord Jagannath, police said on Monday.

Lord Jagannath rathyatra passes off peacefully amid fervour

The 137th edition of Lord Jagannath`s rathyatra passed off peacefully amid tight security with lakhs of devotees thronging roads to catch a glimpse of the deity in a colourful procession.

Thousands of devotees witness Rath Yatra in Himachal

Thousands of devotees on Sunday witnessed the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Hamirpur and Nahan amid religious fervour and chanting of mantras.

Thousands witness Lord Jagannath`s Rath Yatra in Cuttack

Braving sultry climate, thousands of devotees on Sunday observed Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at several places of the Millennium city in Cuttack.

Leaders celebrate Rath Yatra offering prayers to Lord Jagannath

The chariot festival was celebrated by political leaders in various parts of the country during the pious occasion offering their prayers to the deities.

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra held with fanfare in Puri

Amid tight security, the world famous annual Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath was held here on Sunday with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm and a spirit of camaraderie.

PM Modi`s tableau a hit in Rathyatra

Though he missed the city`s Rathyatra this time, yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s fans took out a huge tableau of him and made his presence felt in the procession of Lord Jagannath`s chariot.

Modi greets nation on ``Rath Yatras``

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of "rath yatras" being held across the country. He also greeted people on Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi new year.

Lord Jagannath`s 137th Rath Yatra begins amid tight security

Amid tight security, the 137th edition of Lord Jagannath`s rathyatra began here this morning from the ancient Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur area.

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra should give out social messages: Gujarat CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday performed `Aarti` at the 400-year-old temple in Jamalpur area in the city on the eve of 137th annual Rath Yatra (procession) of Lord Jagannath and said the event should be utilised to give out social messages.

Puri Sankaracharya criticises Odisha government

Puri Sankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati Saturday criticised the Odisha government for its alleged interference in religious matters.

Lord Jagannath`s 137th Rath Yatra begins in Ahmedabad on Sunday

Amid tight security arrangements, the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is all set to roll on the city roads, where lakhs of devotees will seek divine blessings during the 137th edition of the Rath Yatra beginning tomorrow.

Lord Jagannath`s 137th Rath Yatra begins Sunday

Amid tight security arrangements, the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is all set to roll on the city roads, where lakhs of devotees will seek divine blessings during the 137th edition of the Rath Yatra beginning Sunday from the 400-year-old temple in Jamalpur area here.

Rath Yatra: Air,coastal surveillance part of security measures

With the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath barely two days away, the Odisha Police has arranged for a thick security cover in Puri by engaging as many as 6,500 personnel besides putting air and coastal surveillance in place.

Odisha Assembly Speaker urged to resolve `Rath Yatra` issues

With the issue of devotees climbing the chariots of Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra gradually becoming a major controversy, Congress Tuesday urged the Speaker to convene a meeting to resolve the matter.

Lord Jagannath`s bathing ritual performed in Puri

Thousands of devotees today witnessed the `Snana Jatra`, the bathing festival of Lord Jagannath here which is celebrated on the occasion of Purnima or full moon day of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha.

Devotees can`t climb Lord Jagannath`s chariot on Rath Yatra Day

In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day.