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Dharmarth Trust celebrates Ram Navami with religious fervour across J&K

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Solemnizes Havan, takes out traditional Rath Yatra in Jammu

STATE TIMES NEWS

JAMMU: J&K Dharmarth Trust on Wednesday celebrated Ram Navami Festival with religious fervour in all the Ram Temples across the Union Territory.
The Ram Navami celebrations commenced with Havan solemnized in the iconic Shree Raghunathji Temple in Jammu wherein Ranvijay Singh, Trustee of J&K Dharmarth Trust along with Brig R.S Langeh, President and Ashok Kumar Sharma, Secretary participated and offered Puran Aahutis
followed by Grand Aarti in the Holy sanctum-sanctorum of the Temple.
Heavy rush of devotees was witnessed at the historical Raghunath Ji temple where people made long queues to participate in “Pooja” and other holy rituals.
Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary of J&K along with his wife also paid obeisance at Shree Raghunathji Temple on this auspicious occasion.
Later, A grandiose Shobha Yatra was taken out by the Trust to mark the festival of Ram Navami from the historical Shri Raghunathji Temple, Jammu.
In this connection, Trustee Ajatshatru Singh, Kunwarani Dr Ritu Singh, Divisional Commissioner Ramesh Kumar, ADGP Jammu Zone Anand Jain, former Mayor Rajinder Gupta, former minister Priya Sethi, former Deputy Mayor Adv Purnima Sharma, Yudhvir Sethi, DIG JKS Range Sunil Gupta, SSP Jammu Vinod Kumar, Trust’s President Brig R.SLangeh, Secretary Ashok Kumar Sharma (SSP Retd) and prominent citizens of Jammu presided over the Murti Poojan at Shri Raghunath Ji Temple.
Thereafter, Rath Poojan and Dhwajarohan ceremonies were performed. Thousands of devotees comprising prominent citizens, politicians and heads of social and religious organizations participated in the Shobha Yatra. Members of Muslim brethren also accorded a rousing reception to the Yatra enroute.
This Shobha Yatra was conducted in collaboration with Sanatan Dharam Sabha and Dharmik Youvak Mandal.
The Shobha Yatra started from the Shri Raghunathji Temple and was passed through various markets including Residency Road, Rajinder Bazaar, Kanak Mandi, City Chowk, Purani Mandi, Link Road, Jain Bazaar, Chowk Chabutra, Pacca Danga, Moti Bazaar, Gita Bhawan, Ranbireshwar Temple, Shalamar Road, Indra Chowk, Hari Market, and finally successfully culminated at Shree Raghunath Ji Temple.
Ajatshatru Singh, in his message, felicitated people on Ram Navami and prayed that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the celebration of festivals, which are an important part of our glorious heritage, strengthens communal harmony and brotherhood and reinvigorates the secular ethos. He prayed for peace and the well-being of the people of the Union Territory.
Tight security arrangements were ensured by the District Administration across the city for the smooth conduct of Ram Navami celebrations. During the Shobha Yatra various senior police officers also marked their presence to make arrangements robust and incident-free.
During the Shobha Yatra, famous sweethouse RawalPindi among dozens of traders and shopkeepers installed eatable stalls for the devotees accompanying the Rath Yatra.
Prominent among those who were present include Varinder Singh Jamwal, Addl Secretary Dharmarth Trust, Arun Gupta, President CCI Jammu, Dr Parshotam Dadechhi, President Sanatan Dharam Sabha, working President Prabhat Singh, General Secretary Sanjay Gupta, Anil Sharma, President Dharmik Youvak Mandal, Gopal Sharma and Hira Lal Abrol.

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