IN GOD’S NAME

MIGHTY FORCE: Policemen pull the chariot on the occasion of Jagannath’s Rath Yatra in Puri, Orissa, on Tuesday

Source : Times of India epaper

Watch the webcast Video on Demand here http://www.rathjatra.nic.in

When Lord Jagannath begins his vacation on grand chariots, three cities get on their feet — Puri, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. The Puri Yatra is the biggest crowd puller, with over 10 lakh devotees, followed by Ahmedabad with a 4 lakh-strong crowd.

But what is striking is that, in Puri, almost 30% of the devotees who congregate on the streets for the grand procession are outsiders, including a significant number of foreigners, mainly from the US. (Source : Economic times)

Rath Yatra in Imphal:

Konung Kang getting stuck at a tree growing near the MB College
Source: http://www.e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=1..170707.jul07

Rath Yatra in Patna

Jagannath Rath Yatra in Patna
Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5

Photo by Shashi Uttam

Source: http://www.patnadaily.com/news2007/july/071607/jagannath_rath_yatra.html

A Rath Yatra with a difference:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=c8779cf1-1a4b-4f63-b704-f53edfd4630e&&Headline=Rath+Yatra+without+a+chariot%3f

Kharagpoor:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/storypage/storypage.aspx?id=2fb23028-34bd-4fd1-9891-bc4f45cc3761&&Headline=Jagannath+Rath+rolled+out+in+Kharghar

Gujarat:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNation/Gujarat_rath_yatra_jumps_tourist_trail/articleshow/2212511.cms

7 thoughts on “IN GOD’S NAME

  1. RAVI

    veerU Im gonna watch all those links By n by Thats some woncerful collection of links on Rath- yatra, I like this Im gonna store some links too

  2. Jim

    The Hare Krishnas have a similar parade — called the Festival of the Chariots — on Venice Beach, usually the first weekend of August. I’ll try to attend and photograph it.

  3. THIRUMAL MUDUPU

    Ravi
    Yup, And I love this one festival, and by the way do u know RAVI taht there is a folklore in parts of Puri and surroundings saying the Christ JEsus of Nazarath was here as part of his journey to wisdom seeking….. 🙂

    JIM
    Truly and I would be looking forward for those PIX

  4. Veeru వీరు

    Ravi:
    Thats real wonderful fest and it has some wonderful folklore as Thirumal was pointing out. will doa different post sometime later…

    JIM:
    Yup JIM and ISCKON as they are called are known for a different way of celebrating … Krishna and ISCKON 🙂

    THIRUMAL:
    Thanks Thirumal

  5. Veeru వీరు

    PAVAN:
    TY, I think yes if we go through this report

    The silver idol of Amabasya Narayan, weighing about 6 kg, was stolen along with the 15-kg idol of Lord Madan Mohan, which was made of Ashtadhatu (eight different metals). The Madan Mohan idol was, however, recovered from inside a well close to the Jagannath temple on Monday.
    look at the more interesting part of it

    Tip-off from monkey leads police to stolen statue

    http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/monkeywire/2001-November/000148.html

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1935113.cms

    Puri idol found in temple well
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/45449810.cms

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