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Jamshedpur, July 16: Devotees made a beeline to Sri Sainath Devsthanam at Ghorabandha on the occasion of Sri Guru Purnima worship today. Conducted on the pattern of observance at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, the rituals commenced at 5:30 am with Kakad Arti and continued with various religious activities before concluding at 10 pm with Shej Arti.
Guru Purnima rituals and prayers were hosted by Tarunav Roy Chowdhury and Shikha Roy Chowdhury. The prayers and other holy rituals were performed by a team of priests comprising Acharya Pandit Nand Lal Mishra and Pandit Sujit Kumar Pathak.
Sai Baba’s Mangal Snan with fruit juice was performed at 7 am followed by Hari Guru Purnima worship and Hawan between 7:30 am and 12 noon. Consecrated food was distributed among 5,000 devotees who had gathered at the temple from different parts of the city.
A Palki Yatra (Palanquin Procession) was taken out from the temple premises at 3 pm and it traversed through Ghorabandha, Kharangajhar, Plaza Market and River View Colony before returning to the Devsthanam. On the way, devotees at various points showered flower petals on Baba’s Palki and provided sherbet and grams to the large number of devotees in the colourful procession.
Tata Cummins’ Plant Head Manish Jha visited the temple to take Baba’s blessings on the auspicious occasion of Sri Guru Purnima Puja. He also stayed back to listen to Sai Bhajans rendered by popular singer Pramod Medhi from Shirdi Dham.
The team of organizers who made Sri Guru Purnima Utsav a memorable experience included trust chairman Rajiv Kumar, trustee Anup Ranjan, trustee Nutan Kumari, Rashmi Narayan, Shilendra Kumar Mishra, Raj Kishore Sahu, Shikha Roy Chowdhury, Durga Ghosh, Shiv Prasad Shah, MS Kalyan Raman, Kumud Singh, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Dolly Chakraborty, Bijay Kumar Singh, C Uday Bhaskar, Chandrashekhar Singh and Satish Kumar.