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Posted at: Feb 11, 2019, 8:21 AM; last updated: Feb 11, 2019, 8:21 AM (IST)

Rath yatra marks Basant festival

Rath yatra marks Basant festival
Locals take part in a procession of Lord Raghunath on Basant Panchami in Kullu. Photo: Jai Kumar

Our Correspondent

KULLU, FEBRUARY 10

Basant Panchami was celebrated with fervour on Dhalpur Maidan here today.

A rath yatra was held after the idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Hanuman were brought in a beautifully decorated palanquin from the Raghunath temple and placed in the wooden chariot.

Maheshwar Singh, the scion of the erstwhile royal family, who is also the “chharibardar” (chief caretaker) of Lord Raghunath, participated in the traditional yatra.

The rath was pulled by hundreds of devotees from the northern end of Dhalpur Maidan to the temple in the middle of the maidan. Various rituals were performed in the temple. A large number of people witnessed the traditional yatra.

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