Datta Jayanti Shobhayatra peaceful

Datta Jayanti Shobhayatra peaceful

A Datta devotee exhibits a stunt during Shobhayatra in Chikkamagaluru on Friday.

As a part of Datta Jayanti celebrations, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal members took out a Shobhayatra in the city on Friday.

Hundreds of devotees participated in the procession. 

The Shobhayatra started from Kamadhenu Mahashakthi Ganapathi Temple on Rathnagiri Road.

The idol of Lord Dattatreya was taken out in a flower-decked vehicle in the procession. Firecrackers, Veeragase Kunitha, Gombekunitha and other cultural troupes added colour to the procession. 

The police had kept a tight vigil and strengthened security to prevent any untoward incidents during the

People were seen on either side of the roads and buildings to get a glimpse of the procession.

The devotees recited Guru Dattatreya Bhajans throughout the procession route. 

The procession passed through Basavanahalli Main Road, Hanumanthappa Circle and MG Road before
culminating at Azad Park.

MP Shobha Karandlaje, MLA C T Ravi, BJP leader D N Jeevaraj and others were present. The Datta Jayanti will be held on December 22.

Dattatreya devotees will leave for Sri Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swamy Dargah to have Darshana of Lord Dattatreya’s Paduke.

The vehicles are allowed from 6 am in the morning. 

The police have strengthened security at the Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swamy Dargah and in Chikkamagaluru.