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CM flags off 135th Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad, performes pahind ceremony for the 11th time

Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi flagged off the 135th Rath Yatra today morning from the Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad, amid a religious atmosphere.

For the record eleventh consecutive year, Mr. Modi performed the pahind ceremony and worshiped the Lord Jagannath with golden chamar (golden brush) in the main chariot of the Lord Jagganath.

Chief Minister described the Lord Jagannath as a lord of poor and deprived people. He wished that the Lord will shower his blessing and will bring prosperity to the farmers. He also wished that with the blessings of Lord Jagannath, Gujarat will continue to scale new heights of development through its strength of sadbhavna.

He expressed happiness that the traditional Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad is catching attraction of people from all over the world and that the saints from across the country joins the Yatra and indulge in religious fervor.

Minister of State for Home Mr. Praful Patel, Law Minister Mr. Padipsinh Jadeja, Ahmedabad Mayor Mr. Asit Vora, MLAs, Mahant of the Jagannath temple Shri Dilipdasji Maharaj and trustees of the temple were present on the occasion.

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