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JAMMU: An impressive Shoba Yatra on the eve of Maha Shivratri was taken out in Jammu city, with religious fervour and gaiety.
The religious procession, which commenced from the Ranbireshwar Temple, was organised by Shri Ranbireshwar Mandir Welfare Committee along with Jammu and Kashmir Dharamarth Trust.
The Shobha Yatra, which started at 3:30 PM in the afternoon from Shri Ranbireshwar Mandir, passed through main Bazaars viz. City Chowk, Raghunath Bazaar, Residency Road, Rajinder Bazaar, Kanak Mandi, Old Hospital Road, Purani Mandi, Link Road, Jain Bazaar, Chowk Chabutra, Panjthirthi, Pacca Danga, Parade Chowk and finally culminated at Shri Ranbireshwar Temple.
Prior to departure of Shiv Baraat, Pooja of Lord Shiva was performed by Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) Rajesh Gupta and President Jammu and Kashmir Dharmarth Trust B.R Kundal along with Mahant of the Temple Rishi Ban and prayed for peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir State.
Shobha Yatra started with a Chariot of Lord Shiva followed by various Jhankis of religious and social organisations viz Bawe Wala Mandir, Dewan Mandir Natak Samaj Mandli, Peer Kho Temple, Hudh Mata Trisandhya Committee Jammu Branch, Nat Manch, Shishu Kala Kendra Kanji House, Bajrangi Akhara and Sumit Anu Musical Group.
Various traders, religious organisations of old city had organised Bhandaras at various places for the devotees enroute the Yatra.
SRMWC members who took part in this Shobha Yatra were Onkar Sharma (Nandi Ji), President, Rajkumar Gupta, Amit Gupta, Advocate Jyoti Sarup Misra, Advocate Kapil Sharma, Mandeep Sharma, Anubhav Suri, Murli Parihar, Mohan Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Rajinder Magotra, Dr. Sunny Gupta, Rekha Sharma, Subhash Bhagat, Dolly Abrol and Surinder Bhagat. Administration had made elaborate arrangements for the success of Shobha Yatra.
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