Singapore: The three chariots rolled down the streets of Singapore as non-resident Odias soaked in religious fervour participated in the annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
Amid the chanting of hymns and beating of gongs and mardal, the Lords were taken to the Sri Krishna Temple. The rituals performed here are the same as those observed in Jagannath Temple, Puri. Chhera Pahara was done by local politicians.
The community feeling was visible as members of Odia Society of Singapore got together to make it a grand occasion abroad. The entire atmosphere was charged up with ‘Jai Jagannath resonating the air and people flocking to the numerous food stalls to relish Odia delicacies.
The city denizens also joined the festivities, which is being organised for the last 30 years by International Sree Krishna Mandira Singapore.