Jamshedpur, April 15: Colorful professions marked Ramnavmi celebrations in the city on Friday night. Devotees in large number participated in the celebrations with members of several akhara committees displaying dare devil acts throughout the route.
The procession comprised band and sankirtan parties formed of devotees coming from other parts of district especially for the occasion.
It was much fun-filled and colorful affair rathyatras or chariot processions of Ram, his wife Sita, brother Lakshman and devotee Hanuman began from various temples. Special havans were organized along with Vedic mantras.
Meanwhile, members of Sakchi Bal Mandir displayed stunts on two wheelers, while almost all the major akharas of Sakchi, Sonari and Kadma displayed stunts with traditional weapons and tube lights as devotees danced to the tune of drum beats.
Martial artistes from Manipur, who had been requisitioned by Sonari-based Lalan akhara, displayed their prowess while other akharas committees gave opportunity for chhau dancers to showcase their skills.
Several philanthropic persons and social and religious organizations had opened stalls selling edibles. Gates and banners of welcome were made at several places. Young and old persons enthusiastically sang keertan in the procession.