Puri: It was an emotion-evoking moment for several Pakistani Hindus who had darshan of Lord Jagannath at the Srimandir here, last evening.
As many as 45 devotees, including women, children and elderly persons, from Karachi visited the shrine and went inside the temple to have darshan of the deities. As a part of protocol, their passports were examined before the entry.
They started their journey from Karachi on January 11 and visited various important shrines of India before reaching the pilgrim town of Puri.
“The darshan gave us a divine feeling. The experience was indescribable. Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra is being held in Karachi every year since 2009. Year 2022 marked the 14th Rath Yatra in Karachi. After waiting for 14 long years, we finally had darshan of the deities. We thank the governments of India and Pakistan for this opportunity,” one of the devotees said.