‘Shiv Bhakts’ to throng temples on last Monday of shrawan
Jamshedpur, Aug. 19 : Shiv temples will witness the throngs of devotees paying obeisance to Lord Shiva on the last Monday of Shravan tomorrow. ‘Shrawan Somvar’ is considered one of the most holiest at all the Shiv temples and thousands of devotees were seen in long queues to offer ‘bel patri’ and milk to the Lord.
Devotees in large numbers will throng various city temples on the last Monday of ‘shrawan’. The temples are reverberating with the chants of ‘bam bam bhole’ and ‘har har mahadev’.
The devotees offer milk, honey, sandalwood paste and leaves of wood apple on ‘shivalingas’. A large number of ‘kanwariyas’ also gathered at shiva temples to offer holy water.
Noted astrologer Kalyan Mishra says, “it is said that lord Shiva showers blessings on all those who remember him with true heart. This is one of the reason that motivates lakhs of shiva devotees especially kanwariyas to travel hundreds of kilometres on bare foot and offer prayers at the shiva ‘jyotirlinga’.
Apart from imposing ban on the entry of heavy vehicles in city area the men in khaki strictly imposed the traffic diversions inside the city. Tight security arrangements were made near all the prominent temples.
Ravindranath Chaturvedi, a priest, said the month of monsoon is considered to be very sacred for Hindu devotees.
Well-known Indian singer Manoj Tiwari will perform at a musical soiree tomorrow (being the antim Somvari) at the Sakchi Gurudwara grounds, to mark the last Monday of the holy month of Shravan. The programme will be dedicated in the memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Amarpreet Singh Kale, founder of Har Har Mahadev Seva Sangh, a philanthropic outfit, which will organise the musical function said that this year the programme will be organised in a grand manner.
” We are making arrangements to accomodate a crowd of about 25,000 people at the venue of the function. Much care is being taken for safety and security of the audience who turn out in large numbers at the annual musical programme,” said Kale today.
Kale, who is also a senior state BJP leader said that a huge waterproof pandal is being constructed at the venue of the programme. ” We have requested the East Singhbhum district administration to provide proper security at the ground for the function,” he said.