KPs take out Shoba Yatra in Srinagar

Srinagar: Kashmiri Pandits took out Shoba Yatra on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami festival here on Wednesday.

The festival was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety.

The Yatra with a group of children dressed in traditional attire was taken out from Kathleshwar temple in Tankipora area here and passed through the roads of Habbakadal, Ganpathyar, Barbar Shah, Regal Chowk, Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street and Jahangir Chowk, amid tight security arrangements.

Chanting “Hare Rama Hare Rama”slogans a good number of Kashmiri pandits accompanied the yatra that passed off peacefully.

Security forces were deployed at various points in strength as a precautionary measure, an official said.

A Kashmir pandit accompanying the yatra said that with the taking out of the Shoba Yatra, the nine- day Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama, festival concluded.

He said the special prayers for the peace and prosperity of the country and Jammu and Kashmir were conducted during all these days.


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