Hamuman Jayanti would be celebrated with festive spirit in the Orange City on Friday. Temples have been beautifully decorated and saffron strings have been tied on roads connecting to temples and route from where shobhayatras would pass.
Like every year, a grand procession would be taken out from Rajabaksha Hanuman Temple. This would be the 23rd year of Hanuman Jayanti shobhayatra from this famous shrine. This year, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat would flag off the procession in the presence of priests at 5 pm. The Hanuman Jayanti celebrations had already started at the temple. For the last 25 years, Hanuman Chalisa is recited a day before the procession. This year too, devotees recited Hanuman Chalisa, highlighting the glory of Lord Hanuman.
Convener Acharya Vivek Tiwari said, the procession would be taken out after traditional puja and other rituals. After aarti of main rath carrying idol of Lord Hanuman, the procession would be flagged off by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the presence of many other dignitaries. The procession would culminate after reaching the temple at 10 pm after covering 12 kilometres. It would pass through medical square, krida square, Reshimbagh square, Nandanvan square, Sakkardara square, Ayodhya Nagar, Tukdoji square and Wanjari Nagar.
Various floats would be major attraction of this year’s shobhayatra. Iskon’s Shree Krishna Ram Dhun Rath too would be the part of this procession. Abhishek Tiwari, Harshad Kunde, Tejas Kumre, Mayur Karnik, Ashish Langote, Shreyas Kumre, Shubhash Sharma, Vijay Purohit, Vedant Tiwari, Shirish Gujar and others are working hard to make this event a success
Vivek Tiwari has also urged the devotees to refrain from using plastic items and keep the surrounding clean during the procession. While addressing the media, he said keeping the surrounding clean and environment conservation is the responsibility of each and every individual. It was seen in the past that people use plastic items during the procession and throw the garbage along the roadside. To create awareness among people on environment conservation, a float on this topic is also included.