Kovid-19: Kanwar Yatra, Shravani Mela unlikely in Deoghar, Jharkhand. Ranchi News – Times of India

Ranchi/Deoghar: One of eastern India’s biggest religious congregations – the month-long Shravani Mela in Deoghar and its associated Kanwar Yatra – is unlikely to happen for the second time in a row this year, given the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on religious on visiting the sites.
This year, the month of Shravan is starting from July 25, but till now no preparations have been made by the Deoghar district administration, indicating that the state government will not allow fairs and meetings of famous kanwariyas. Baba Baidyanath The temple in Deoghar, is believed to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.
The government is yet to give a formal order on the mega event, when lakhs of devotees from across the country flock to the Baidyanath temple to worship Lord Shiva, but there are indications that the event will not take place this year either. Like the last occasion.
Jharkhand The government on June 30 extended restrictions such as the coronavirus lockdown for the eighth time till further orders with the provision that “all religious places/places of worship are permitted to open but visitors are prohibited”.
Jharkhand Director General of Police, Neeraj Sinha on Saturday said that people should abide by and respect the restrictions imposed by the government in the light of the COVID pandemic.
“We have deployed police force along Bihar borders and Deoghar borders to avoid crowding,” Sinha said.
Every year, during the rainy season, devotees in many states travel to Kanwar to collect water from the Ganges and other rivers and offer it to Lord Shiva’s temples in major pilgrimage centres.
In the eastern region, Kanwariyas travel 100 kms from Sultanganj in Bihar to take Ganga water to offer it to Lord Shiva at the Deoghar temple.
Asked about any such measures on the lines of Uttarakhand, where police chief Ashok Kumar has announced that ‘kanwariyas’ (devotees of Lord Shiva) who enter Haridwar despite suspension of Kanwar Yatra will be given 14 days. Sinha said the decision in this regard comes under the purview of the State Disaster Management Authority.
Last year also the government had stopped its permission. sharavani fair And banned Kanwar Yatra during the nationwide lockdown.
The Uttarakhand government has canceled the annual Kanwar Yatra in view of the looming threat of the third wave of Kovid-19. The Supreme Court has asked Uttar Pradesh to reconsider its decision to organize the Kanwar Yatra.
The Jharkhand government had stopped its permission this year. Ratha Yatra In view of the pandemic, celebrations at the Jagannath Temple in Ranchi on July 12 and Chief Minister Hemant Soren appealed to the public to worship Lord Jagannath while staying at home. Soren, who reached the temple, had worshiped from outside and later issued instructions to close the doors of the temple for the visitors.
In the latest order of the Jharkhand Disaster Management Department, it has been said, “There is a ban on the gathering of more than 50 persons inside and outside the house including activities related to marriage and funeral in the state.
“Besides, all processions have been banned in the state… All fairs and exhibitions have been banned till further orders”.
Also, bus transport in the state has been allowed only for inter-state movement and not for inter-state movement.
When contacted, Deoghar officials said that they will act as per the instructions of the Disaster Management Authority.
report from Deogarh Said that the doors of the temple are closed for the devotees.
But, many local people are organizing religious events like ‘mundan’ (shaving of the head) outside the world famous temple.
Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally has risen to 3,46,588, while the death toll has risen to 5,120.

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