The historic town founded in 1621 witnessed a great deal of religious fervour during Lord Jagannath yatra on Sunday. The yatra was welcomed by people of all religions, setting an example of national integration.
The ancient temple of Lord Jagannath located at Bara Chowk is supposed to be the only temple of the Lord in North India. The yatra with full religious fervour started from the temple and passed from different parts of the town. The Muslim community also offered a prayer before the procession outside the mosque of Katcha Tank. The Sikh in large numbers also actively participated in the procession.
The procession which started from Choggan Ground around 10 am ended in the evening. The devotees participating in the procession were offered sweets, water, biscuits, juice and ice-creams.
Similar to previous years, the most exciting part of the procession was pulling of chariot of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balram and sister Subhadra by thousands of devotees. The priest of the ancient temple said that the procession was being improved every year. He also said that there were three temples of the Lord in the country out of which one is located in this town.