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Jains take out shobha yatra

    Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 15, 2012: Hundreds of devotees of Lord Mahavira took out a shobha yatra amid dandiya and beating of drums here on Sunday. The occasion was the 7th anniversary of Shri Jain Dada Badi Prathistha Mahotsava. The devotees, including hundreds of women and children participated in the yatra which commenced from Birhana Road and passed through Phoolbagh and Mall Road to reach Cantt. At Jain Dada Badi temple, the yatra came to an end.

    The women danced and played dandiya. Dressed up in orange and red, they were witnessed holding ‘kalash’ on their heads. Rahul Jain, an organizer, said that the holy procession remained a colourful event and devotees pledged to follow the commitments of Lord Mahavira.

    Central excise commissioner Pravin Kumar Jain flagged off the shobha yatra in the morning. The devotees were chanting bhajans in praise of the Lord. A band was also arranged which blew trumpets to mark the festivities.

    Later, the devotees were given ‘prasad’ at the temple and they were asked to follow the preachings of Lord Mahavira for becoming good human beings. – News Courtesy: Times of India

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