The Jagannath Temple is located in Jamalpur area in Ahmedabad city. The festival of Rath Yatra is considered as the most holy occasion for the Hindu followers of Jagannath. The grand carnival starts with a decorated huge chariot with the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra being drawn by decorated elephants.
A massive amount of devotees come from far and wide to experience the religious grandeur held during this time. The Rath Yatra is followed by a huge human convoy who celebrate all the way along. The Rath is drawn through the major spots of Ahmedabad covering close to 14 kilometers. The temple is also beautifully crafted with the main attraction being the Jagannath idol. The ceremonious Rath Yatra continues for hours in this religious travel destination in Gujarat ending with the MahaBhoj were all the present devotees are fed Bhog.
The temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath dates back to over 450 years. Like the Jagannath Temple in Puri this temple is bestowed with marvelous craftsmanship and the structure stands tall till date. Before the temple was built, the area was a thick forest located besides the Sabarmati River. As per the stories about its history is concerned it is believed, Shree Sadhu Sarangdasji who happened to be a devotee of Lord Jagannath while his visit to Puri had a dream where the lord asked him to go back to Ahmedabad and build a temple there.
Where is it located?
The temple is located on the Jamalpur Char Rasta in the city of Ahmedabad. Being one of the one of the most important cities in the country with many means of transport connecting it to other parts of the world. Local and express trains are also a major form of connectivity linking Ahmedabad with other cities and states like Goa, Kerala and Delhi. Ahmedabad also has its own airport with both domestic and international flight connectivity.
Ideal Visiting Time
The Jagannath Temple is open every day to its visitors for praying and offerings. But the best time to visit the popular tourist location in India is during the Rath Yatra that is held every year.