Gujarat House Minister Harsh Sanghavi carried out an inspection of the Rath yatra route together with senior police officers, monks, and native Member of Legislative Assemblys (MLAs), on Tuesday morning, forward of the 145th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra scheduled in outdated metropolis Ahmedabad on July 1.

Later within the day, Sanghavi additionally took Dilip Dasji Maharaj, the pinnacle priest of Lord Jagannath temple, and Congress MLA Imran Khedawala to work together with the native residents of Jamalpur, as a confidence constructing measure between two communities forward of the yatra.

A complete of 25,000 personnel of Gujarat Police, State Reserve Police, House Guard, Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF), Speedy Motion Power (RAF) and different companies will likely be deployed on the 18 kilometres lengthy stretch of the yatra on July 1. In that regard, a complete of 51 individuals have been detained below sections of the CRPC.

“On June 29 at 8 am, idols of Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Baldev will enter the garbh gruh (sanctum santorum) after which after pooja ceremony, the idols will likely be blindfolded as per ritual. Then at 9:30 am on Wednesday, Gujarat BJP President CR Paatil will attend a flag hoisting ceremony on the temple premises and later, former deputy CM Nitin Patel will honour the saints,” stated Mahendra Jha, one of many trustees at Lord Jagannath Temple.

“On Thursday, a pooja ceremony of elephants will likely be carried out adopted by the inserting of the three chariots carrying the three idols. Then a peace committee assembly will likely be referred to as on the temple premises and later CM Bhupendra Patel will conduct an aarti within the night,” he added.

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“On July 1, Union House Minister Amit Shah will conduct an aarti on the temple round 4 am after which the yatra will start by 7 am,” he added.

Lakhs of devotees will stroll 18 kilometres alongside the route of Lord Jagannath from Jamalpur Darwaza to Saraspur to the
Lord Jagannath temple.

The historic yatra was curtailed for 2 years as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and in 2022, the state authorities has given permission to organise the rath yatra in a full-fledged method.

Surat all set

In Surat, the procession will likely be taken out from 5 completely different areas — Pandesara, Mahidharpura, Katargam, Sachin and the primary one from Surat railway station to Jehangirpura at Iskcon temple.

After holding a gathering with leaders from the Hindu neighborhood and Muslim neighborhood on Tuesday, Surat police commissioner Ajay Kumar Tomar stated, “Now we have given assurances that the police will help every procession and see no untoward incident takes locations. Police automobiles with cameras and personnel with physique cameras will even journey with the procession.”

Giving particulars concerning the yatra, Saroj Kumar Das of Iskon temple stated, “Our procession will begin from Surat railway station at 3 pm on July 1. It’ll attain Athwagate space and cross Tapi river from Sardar bridge and attain Adajan space, earlier than culminating at Jehangirpura space by 9 pm.”


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