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૧૩૪ મી રથયાત્રા, અમદાવાદ – 134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad


This Sunday was a special day for hindus, a festival associated with lord Jagannath. Decorated chariots of the deities which resembles temple structure are pulled through the city. A huge human crowd joins the festival, the main Rathyatra is held at Puri in Orissa. But there are few other places in India where Rathyatra is celebrated, including Ahmedabad. In fact Ahmedabad celebrates it since last 134 years.

My friend Keyur Soni shared few wonderful footage of Rathyatra, Ahmedabad City.

All Devotees want to get a chance to pull a chariots. Many people perform various activities through the path of Rathyatra, body builders and stunt men shows various acts. Ladies groups perform Bhajans. Regional news channel broadcasts live of this Rathyatra, and National news channel generally broadcasts live of Puri Rathyatra.

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

Guys performing stunt - 134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

Guys performing stunt - 134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

Narendra modi @ 134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

Narendra modi @ 134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

134th Rathyatra in Ahmedabad

Read more about Rathyatra.

Thanks,
Vipul

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Women performing the Vat-Savitri Puja


Women performing the Vat-Savitri Puja

Women performing the Vat-Savitri Puja

It is a fasting day for married women. The ritual practiced for Vat Savitri is meant for the well being and long life of the husband.

More information is here and here

Thanks,
Vipul

Nararatri Special : Day 5 – એ હાલો!!!


જય માં અંબે!

જય માં અંબે!

એ હાલો!!!

એ હાલો!!!

નવરાત્રી ની રાત્રીઓ માં હાઇવે પર ના પાર્ટીપ્લોટ્સ અને કલબ્સ માં આ વર્ષે પણ ગરબા જામી રહ્યા છે.

ફોટો : જયેશ પ્રજાપતિ, જે પોતે ગરબા ના કલાસીસ ચલાવે છે!!

http://natkhat.weebly.com/

જય અંબે
વિપુલ

Immersed statue of deity


Immersed statue of deity

Immersed statue of deity

Thanks,
Vipul

આનંદ નો ગરબો – A ritual folk dance


A ritual folk dance performed by ladies. Garba is well known folk dance of Gujarat. Its mainly performed on navaratri – a festival of dance : nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshipped. The shown dance is not related to navaratri, but devi is worshipped through this ritual dance.

Thanks,
Vipul