Jagannath yatra enlivens city streets

BHAGWAN Jagannath Shobha Yatra was taken out in city with great pomp and show with thousands of ISKCON devotees who gathered to pay homage to Lord Jagannath.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda flagged off this rally by using brooms. Two brooms were used for this which were made out of pure gold and silver with precious stones including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pukhraj, panna, etc. ‘‘Thirty precious stones have been used in each broom,’’ said president of Bhagwan Jagannath Shobha Yatra Committee, Rajeev Duggal.

This year, the yatra was dedicated to Lord Jagannath and warrior Arjun in whose honour, Geeta Gyan Jyoti Sar Kurukshetra Shri Krishna Arjun Mandir is being built at Kurukshetra. The frame of the rath was made at Kurukshetra but decorated colourfully in Ludhiana itself.