Jalandhar, February 5
After a massive shobha yatra to mark the 646th Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Ravidas was taken out across the city on Saturday, the Nakodar Road and the Buta Mandi area remained closed for a second day today to mark the the Guru’s birth anniversary.
Hundreds of devotees flocked the yatra route yesterday as the tableaux moved at a snail’s pace all day to mark the birth anniversary of the Guru. While the stretch remained closed until the wee hours, barricades stay put for a second day today as devotees paid obeisance at the Guru Ravidass Dham at Buta Mandi and celebrated at the fair being held to mark the occasion.
Nakodar Road and Buta Mandi stretches were abuzz with visitors who thronged scores of vends and kiosks on either side, swings and rides. Kirtan Darbars and congregations were also held at various places on these two days and will continue until Monday. Barricades cordning off the key Buta Mandi stretch from the rest of the city remained on the roads today.