Temple – Shree Jaganathji Mandir
About 460 years ago, this area where the temple stands now, was a thick forest beside the river Sabarmati in the East.Sadhus normally seek places of solitude beside rivers away from the noise of cities. Thus an itinerant sadhu Shree Hanumans Ji happened to visit Ahmedabad and found this jungle area suitable for his stay. Being a devotee of Rambhakt Maruti, he laid his deity’s idol here and this idol is worshiped till this day. During his stay, some miraculous happening attracted people from the neighboring areas, which became a root cause for this place to turn into a modest temple. His successor sadhu Shree SarangDas Ji happened to be a devotee of Lord Jagannath. He had an urge to pay a visit to the Jagannath Mandir at Puri, Orissa and some local associates of his joined him in the pilgrimage. One night, while he was sleeping at the Dharmshala of the Puri temple , he had visionary instruction from Lord Jagannath to go back to Ahmedabad and install there the idols of the Holy Trinity: Lord Jagannath with his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Goddess Subhadra. Thus, the Maruti temple became Shree Jagannathji Mandir. About the Temple The Jagannath Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath in the city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state of India. The temple located in the Jamalpur locality was established by Sadhu Sarangdasji about 450 years ago. The temple is famous for its annual chariot festival, the Rath Yatra, which is the third most important and largest Rath Yatra after the Ratha Yatra at Puri. The annual Rath Yatra coincides with the Rath Yatra in Puri. As per tradition, elephants have the first glimpse of Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra and lead the procession.