Russian devotees of Lord Jagannath have offered prayers at the 12th-century shrine here seeking an end to the war with Ukraine and restoration of peace.
The three Russians, including a woman, are members of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
They sat at Lion's Gate at Jagannath Temple on Thursday and offered puja for the protection of people in Ukraine. They were offered the Mahaprasad cooked in the temple.
Speaking to OTV reporter, a Russian national said, "We don't have any political inclination but we pray to bring this war to end and let peace prevail."
Accompanying some other Russians following the ISKCON, the man said, "We have all hope Lord Jagannath will give everyone thoughts of good wisdom so that the conflict can be stopped without further devastation.
(With PTI Inputs)