Rath Yatra: News

20 Jun 2023


Jagannath Rath Yatra: History, significance, and celebrations

The most anticipated Hindu festival in Odisha, Jagannath Rath Yatra is being celebrated on June 20 this year.

SC dismisses Sanjiv Bhatt's pleas for judge's recusal, additional evidence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant permission to sacked Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjiv Bhatt to produce additional evidence before the Gujarat High Court to back his appeal against his conviction in a 1990 custodial death case.

01 Jul 2022


Odisha: Full Jagannath Rath Yatra opens today after two years

As the nine-day annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on Friday, the enthusiasm among the devotees in Odisha's Puri is palpable.

SC disallows 'Rath Yatra' at places other than Odisha's Puri

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed pleas seeking permission to conduct Rath Yatra at various places other than Puri's Jagannath temple in Odisha, saying it cannot take any chance in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court disallows Muharram processions citing coronavirus threat

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking permission for Muharram processions over the weekend.

05 Aug 2020


10 people who drove the Ram Janmabhoomi movement

Decades after the Ram Janmabhoomi movement gave a new face to Hindu sentiments in India, the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya happened today, putting an end to bloodshed and a long-drawn legal battle.

22 Jun 2020


On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

24 Dec 2018

Calcutta High Court

SC declines urgent hearing on BJP's plea on Rath Yatra

The Supreme Court today declined to accord urgent hearing on the BJP's plea challenging a Calcutta High Court order not allowing its Rath Yatra in West Bengal.

21 Dec 2018

West Bengal

Calcutta High Court cancels earlier order allowing BJP's rath yatras

In a setback to the BJP's ambitions in West Bengal, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court has overturned an earlier order by the court that had allowed the BJP to take out rath yatras.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee govt refuses permission for BJP's Bengal rath yatras

On Saturday, the West Bengal government denied permission to the BJP's proposed rath yatras in certain parts of Bengal, citing intelligence reports that they could lead to communal violence.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

The West Bengal government yesterday refused permission for the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra, citing intelligence reports of possible communal violence in areas where the party was planning to take out the yatra.

07 Dec 2018

West Bengal

BJP hopes to start Rath Yatra today: WB party chief

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh has said his party has full faith in the judiciary and hoped it would be able to kick-start its Rath Yatra campaign from today.

BJP launches Rath Yatra to 'protect' tradition of Ayyappa Temple

The BJP today embarked on a Rath Yatra from Kasaragod in Kerala to "protect" the traditions and rituals of the hill-shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, which recently witnessed violent protests against the entry of women of menstruating age group.

09 Oct 2018

West Bengal

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

With an eye on the next Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP unit would take out three rath yatras covering all the 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of the State.

15 Jul 2018


Odisha: Jagannath temple sans deities waits for state govt's attention

Even as Rath Yatra was celebrated with fervor in Puri, a small town Marada in Odisha's Ganjam district, which houses a 300-year-old Jagannath temple, spent a quiet day with no chariots rolling out of the shrine.

14 Jul 2018


Jagannath Rath Yatra starts in Ahmedabad; PM greets people

The 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced this morning in Gujarat's Ahmedabad amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked to the 18km route to catch a glimpse of the deity.

10 Jul 2018


ECoR's special-drive to keep Puri station clean during Rath Yatra

The East Coast Railway will launch a special drive to keep the Puri railway station in Odisha clean during the Rath Yatra, an official said.

07 Jul 2018


Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

A new railway station in Odisha's Bhubaneswar and a host of other infrastructure projects were inaugurated today ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra festival beginning July 14.

21 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district chief's house

Miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the residence of a BJP functionary in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu early on Wednesday but no one was injured, police said.

18 Aug 2016


President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new State Governors

Four new State Governors have been appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.