BHADRAK: The week-long Ram Navami celebrations concluded in Bhadrak town on Friday. This was the silver jubilee Ram Navami celebration in the town, which saw a gathering of more than 10,000 devotees.
Ram Navami celebration here was started in 1990. While it was observed for three days earlier, this year the celebration continued for seven days to mark the silver jubilee. The entire town was illuminated with lights and saffron coloured flags. All the temples were beautified on the occasion.
On Wednesday, over 5,000 women took out a ‘Kalash’ procession throughout the town and brought holy water to the Ram Navami ‘yagna’ venue for ‘mahayagna’. Thousands of people took out processions of tableaux of Lord Ram and Hanuman throughout the town. “We spend `60,000 to `one lakh in decorating the tableaux,” said Amiya Mohanty, member of the Mahayagna Committee.
The district administration had made elaborate security arrangements.