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Shobha yatra marks Mahavir Jayanti

    Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 6, 2012: On the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti on Thursday, Jains and devotees of Lord Mahavira took out a Shobha Yatra.

    The Shobha Yatra commenced from Bada Mandir in Generalganj. Hundreds of devotees, dancing and chanting bhajans took part in the Shobha Yatra. The yatra was welcomed by people in the areas from where it passed.

    Accompanying a chariot carrying an idol of Lord Mahavira, the devotees enthusiastically took part in the yatra. The yatra is said to be oldest in the state.

    Devotees also thronged the Jain temple in Anandpuri. Bhajans were recited on the occasion. ‘Prasad’ was given to the devotees. The teachings of Lord Mahavira were recalled and devotees told to abide by them.

    The joy and merriment continued for the entire day. – News Courtesy: Times of India

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