Devotees From Pakistan Visit Jagannath Temple In Odisha’s Puri

Puri: A group of Hindu devotees from Karachi on Saturday night, visited the famous Jagannath Temple in the pilgrim town of Odisha’s Puri and paid respect to the deity.

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The group of 45 people including men, women, and children arrived in India with the intention to visit all the places of worship across the country. They began their trip by visiting the Puri Srimandir. Their passports were checked before darshan.

These devotees have been performing Rath Yatra every year in their country. “We were waiting for the last 14 years to pay a visit here. We were in tears when we saw Lord Jagannath,” a devotee from Karachi told the media.

He further said that after watching Lord Jagannath and his siblings on YouTube and live streaming on television, all of them had goosebumps when they entered the 12th-century shrine.

Meanwhile, another devotee said “We began our trip on January 11. We visited the gurudwaras in Lahore the following day. We also visited Ram Tirath temple and Durgiana Mandir in Amritsar, Punjab. We also took a holy dip at Haridwar on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14.”

The devotees thanked the government of India and Pakistan for such an opportunity.

Notably, their whole trip was sponsored by Odisha International Centre (OIC).

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