Religious procession taken out in Kashmir
Ram Navami is celebrated by the minority Hindu population of Kashmir and in many states of the country also by taking out a religious procession which translates as ‘Shobha Yatra.’
Amidst the deployment of security forces, the Shobha Yatra started from Habba Kadal’s ISKCON temple at 11:00am and culminated again at ISKCON Habba Kadal and traversed through Habbakadal, Tankipora, Lal Chowk areas of the summer capital of the UT.
Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, several people took part in the procession. Drumbeats and kids playing Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman, Goddess Sita and Lord Hanuman seen sitting on decorated tractor traversing through the Srinagar city.
“Ram Navami is being celebrated here with pomp and fervour in Kashmir. It marks the birthday of Lord Rama”, a participant of the procession said.
“The Yatra started from Habba Kadal and passing through Tankipora now we’re at clock Tower in Lal chowk”, he added.
“Now our procession will go to ISKCON temple again as it began from there we roamed from Habba Kadal to Tankipora to Jehangir chowk”, he said.
“Brotherhood among the communities is maintained here and everyone whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh is enjoying this yatra”, he further added.