Srinagar celebrates Janmashtami for first time in 32 years

Kashmiri Pandits organised a Janmashtami procession to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna

After a huge gap of 32 years, Srinagar has been witnessed celebrating Janmashtami.

 

Kashmiri Pandits organised a Janmashtami procession to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna on Monday.

 

Amidst tight security arrangements, the Jhanki yatra started from the Ganpatyar temple in the Habba Kadal area of the city and passed through Kralkhud, Barbarshah before reaching the clock tower at the historic Lal Chowk, officials said.

 

The procession crossed over the Amirakadal bridge, passed through the Jehangir chowk and returned to the temple.

 

Devotees, including men, women and children, danced alongside the chariot and distributed sweets among people.

 

There was no procession in 2020 due to the emergence of COVID, while the lockdown imposed in the wake of abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August 2019 had led to the cancellation of the event.

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