Hundreds of Christians took out processions at various places carrying wooden crosses and rosaries to symbolise the final hours of Christ from his condemnation to the laying of his body in the tomb after the crucifixion on the Mount Calvary over 2000 years ago.

It was a holiday for government offices and educational institutes. Many devotees in the national capital attended special masses held in churches amid tight security.

Heavy police deployment was seen near churches in the wake of recent attacks on Christian establishments in the national capital.

In Kerala, the Christian community observed Good Friday by congregating in large numbers in churches of various denominations across the state where senior prelates led special prayers to mark the day.

In Meghalaya, special sermons on salvation and partaking in the 'Lord's Supper' marked Good Friday.

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