Puri: While the cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir has hit the diplomatic ties between India and Pakistan, a team of Hindu Pilgrims from the neighbouring country – who are currently in Odisha’s Puri – have prayed for peace and normalcy of ties between the nations.
“We haven’t faced any inconvenience in India so far. There is hardly any difference between Sindh and Indian cities. We wouldn’t make out any difference in the lifestyle of people here. If the governments want, they can solve the longstanding issues for harmonious coexistence,” a tourist opined.
The devotees today arrived at the pilgrim town where they offered obeisance to Lord Jagannath.
Worth mentioning, Shadani Darbar in Raipur is considered as an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindu Sindhi community. The tourists reached Chhattisgarh from where they embarked on a pilgrimage led by the head priest of Shadani Darbar temple.
After paying obeisance at Haridwar and Varanasi, the visitors are now in Puri.
The 94-member group has been provided accommodation at Govardhan Peeth. They also had the opportunity to listen to discourse of Puri Sankaracharya Jagadguru Swami Nischalananda Saraswati.