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Thousands of devotees witness Rath Yatra in Himachal

india Updated: Jun 29, 2014 22:30 IST

Thousands of devotees on Sunday witnessed the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Hamirpur and Nahan amid religious fervour and chanting of mantras.

The Rath Yatras of the three deities - Lord Jagannath, Maan Subhadra and Lord Baldev - was held amid tight security and thousands of devotees - including former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal participated in the Yatra with fanfare and enthusiasm.

The yatra will end at Dangri village after traversing through various parts of the Hamirpur town covering a distance of about 22 kilometers.

Earlier in the day, the week-long Bhagwad Katha concluded at the local Shiva temple where a community kitchen was also prepared for the devotees.

At Nahan, the Jagganath Rath Yatra took off from historic Nahan Chowgan ground amid the chanting of vedic mantras and concluded peacefully at the ancient Shri Jaggan Nath temple in the evening.

After the week-long rituals, the palanquin of Lord Jaggan Nath was taken in Chariot bedecked with flowers to Nahan Chowgan from the Lord Jagannath's 370-years old temple located at the Bara Chowk in the town.