Snana Purnima: Jalyatra Rituals Commences In Ahmedabad’s Jagannath Temple


Gandhinagar: Lord Jagannath’s annual Rath Yatra began with Jalyatra in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and the Minister of State for Home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja on Thursday, performed puja of the Jalyatra.

Nitin Patel and Pradeepsinh Jadeja were at Ahmedabad’s famous Lord Jagannath temple this morning where they performed puja and aarti.

The state had granted permission for the Jalyatra where only 50 members were allowed to participate in the ritual.

Moreover, instead of 108 kalash, only five were carried out to bring water from the Sabarmati river and instead of a herd of elephants to lead the procession, there were only five elephants.

For the first time in the temple’s 143 years history, last year, the Rath Yatra procession was not allowed and it was carried out by priests inside the temple premises.

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