Articles tagged under: Rath Yatra 2020

Congress party cadres held for posters surfaced in the city on Rath Yatra

July 01, 2020
Congress party cadres held for posters surfaced in the city on Rath Yatra

Ahmedabad: Posters over Rath Yatra controversy, had surfaced at certain places in the city with photograph of Mahant Dilipdas. The State government had taken notice of this and directed city police to investigate into it. Accordingly, city's Vastrapur police through CCTV footage has identified and nabbed four persons including ward level Congress leader today. One of four persons held is president of Congress party's Ghatlodia ward unit, while others are Congress cadres according to poli...Read More

Upset with no Rath Yatra this year, Saraspur Mandir Mahant seeks death before God

June 26, 2020
Upset with no Rath Yatra this year, Saraspur Mandir Mahant seeks death before God

Ahmedabad: Saraspur Mandir Mahant Lakshmandasji today walked to Jagannath Mandir and sough death before the murtis of Bhagwan Jagannath. He shared a video in which he was seen as saying that he had asked for death before the God. Lakshmandas is sad and angry as annualRath Yatra has not taken place this year in the city. Expressing anger against he State government for its inability to ensure Rath Yatra procession in the city this year, Lakshmandas had demanded resignation of the State governm...Read More

A day after, Mahant Dilipdas speaks out

June 24, 2020

Ahmedabad: In over 140 years of reported history of city, Rath Yatra procession couldn't take place for the first time in Ahmedabad yesterday, adding gloom to already dull mood in the city. A day after, the temple has today gone public to indicate that it relied on Government's guts and assurance, but a big game played with it. Jagannath Mandir chief priest Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj today told media persons, 'a big game has been played with us. I put trust on a person and it proved wrong. We...Read More

Hindus will never forgive the present government in Gujarat for this: VHP on Rath Yatra

June 23, 2020
Hindus will never forgive the present government in Gujarat for this: VHP on Rath Yatra

Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad has slammed the Gujarat government in strong words over Rath Yatra episode in a statement issued today. 'Bhagwan has been imprisoned in a Mandir campus on Rath Yatra day, which is very sad. If Gujarat government had made attempts with positive approach, Rath Yatra in Karnavati was also possible like in Puri,' VHP statement said. 'This sad situation is due to Gujarat government's lack of willingness. Hindu samaaj will never forgive present government for ...Read More

Gujarat High Court dismisses all applications seeking to take out Rath Yatra procession

June 23, 2020
Gujarat High Court dismisses all applications seeking to take out Rath Yatra procession

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has dismissed all six petitions including that of the State government seeking permission to take out annual Rath Yatra procession which takes place for last 142 years without a single miss. The Gujarat Government highlighted that the Supreme Court itself on Monday modified its earlier order on the issue with a view to balancing the interests of religious sentiments and public safety amid the pandemic situation in Odisha. However the Gujarat High Court di...Read More

Tractors might pull Raths instead of Khalas community youths this year

June 22, 2020
Tractors might pull Raths instead of Khalas community youths this year

Ahmedabad: Tractors were seen pulling Rath in Jagannath Mandir campus today evening under supervision of minister of state for Home, Pradipsinh Jadeja. One tractor was also seen as part of police convoy in the course of Rath yatra route rehearsal in Saraspur area. Mahant of Jagannath Mandir, Shri Dilipdasji Maharaj confirmed that the mandir was ready to pull rath through tractors if permission for Rath Yatra to proceed outside the temple campus is granted by the High Court. Conventionally, Khala...Read More

Gujarat govt to urge HC for permission to Rath Yatra with restrictions in place: Rupani

June 22, 2020

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today on the eve of Rath Yatra visited Jagannath Mandir in Ahmedabad and told media persons that the Government would today file application and urge the High Court for permission to hold annual Rath Yatra with whatever restrictions the court suggests. This is for the first time that Rupani has spoken about Rath Yatra 2020. Gujarat govt to urge the High Court for permission to hold annual Rath Yatra with whatever restrictions the court sugge...Read More

With proper health precautions in place, Rath Yatra should take place in Ahmedabad: State Congress chief

June 22, 2020
With proper health precautions in place, Rath Yatra should take place in Ahmedabad: State Congress chief

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda today said, 'we should take care of health aspect through precautionary steps and if necessary Janta curfew should be declared, but with minimum people and proper social distancing, Rath Yatra should take place in Ahmedabad. This is our stand from day one and even today.' DeshGujaratRead More

State government’s weakness responsible for uncertainty over Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad: VHP

June 22, 2020
State government’s weakness responsible for uncertainty over Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad: VHP

Ahmedabad: 'It is State government's weakness responsible for this situation of uncertainty over Rath Yatra tomorrow in Ahmedabad', said office bearers of Gujarat unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad today interacting with media. 'The State government didn't do what was necessary to do. There's nothing impossible for Government. We have moved High Court and we will watch for State government stand there.The State government should tell the court that they are in capacity to implement all precaution...Read More

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