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Janmashtami : Kashmiri Pandits take out Shoba Yatra in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday took out Shoba Yatra in Srinagar on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami festival being celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety.

The Yatra with a group of children dressed in traditional attire on a “Jhanki” was taken out from Kathleshwar temple in Tankipora area in Srinagar 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 religious hymns, 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.

President of the Hindu Welfare Society of Kashmir Chunni Lal on the occasion prayed for the peace and prosperity of the whole humanity.

He said the traditional brotherhood amity among the people of Kashmir valley may flourish for centuries peacefully.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has extended his heartiest greetings on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.

“Greetings and good wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. May the festival inspire us towards the goal of Viksit Jammu Kashmir and herald peace & prosperity for all”, the Lieutenant Governor said in a message on X.

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