Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov.10 (ANI
): Hundreds of devotees on Tuesday began the famous 14 Kosi journey around Ayodhya city to worship their ancestral king Lord Ram.
According to Hindu mythology, this journey frees a devotee from the cycle of birth and death.
Seers and pilgrims set out on the 42-kilometer journey amid sounds of chants and prayers and bathed in the holy water of River Kosi.
"All people who participate in the rituals of 14 Kosi circumbulation attain salvation as the sins of their lifetime are washed away. Secondly, by circumbulating their god in Ayodhya, devotees are spared of the torture faced by other living beings," said Narayan Mishra.
Elaborate safety and security arrangements were put in place to avoid any untoward incidents, said local media reports.
People from across the country converged in the city to take part in the five-day journey. It is believed that only the fortunate get a chance to participate in this journey. (ANI