Jammu: As Janamashtami is around the corner the enthusiasm of the devotees can be felt in the air. The most exciting part of the festival is the Shoba Yatra which is taken out in the city since the time of the kings. The preparations like every year are going on at Ragunath temple, Jammu.
” Krishan Janamashtami is one of the main festivals of hindu’s . The Asthadhatu Sculpture of Radha Krishna are taken by the devotees on round. After the yatra ends the sculptures are bought back at the temple”, said, Pandit Darshan Kumar.
Many attractive depiction’s of the lord are also the part of the yatra. Krishan leela, Baal leela, Vasudeva carrying baby krishna etc.
Organizations like Brahmin Sabha, Rajput Sabha, Sanatan Dharm etc also contribute and take part in the yatra with much faith and fervour.
Yatra will commence on 24 august from Geeta Bhawan , Parade ground, Jammu at 3:30 pm. The Scheduled route of the yatra will cover bazaar’s of city like Shalamar, Indira Chowk, Hari Market, Rajinder Bazaar, Kanak Mandi, City Chowk, Old Hospital Road, Purani Mandi, Jain Bazaar, Mubarakh Mandi, Chowk Chabutra, Pacca Danga, Raj Tilak Road and culminate at Ragunath Mandir.