Sawan 2021: According to the lunar day, the first Monday is today, devotees arrived for Jalabhishek
On Monday, devotees reached the temples of the state for “Jalabhishek”. There was a long line of devotees at the Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun since early morning
According to the lunar date, the month of Shravan has started from Sunday. Today is the first Monday of Shravan month. At the same time, for those who consider the beginning of Shravan month from Surya Sankranti, this is the second Monday of Sawan.
On Monday, devotees reached the temples of the state for ”Jalabhishek” . There was a long line of devotees at the Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun since early morning. In other temples also devotees are reaching to worship the Lord.
Devotees are also reaching for “Jalabhishek” at Lord Shiva's in-laws' Daksha temple in Haridwar. At the same time, devotees are also reaching the Neelkanth temple of Rishikesh to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
In view of the devotees, security arrangements have been tighten more by the temple management. Along with this, the devotees have also been appealed to strictly follow the rules. It is not allowed to enter the temple without a mask and sanitizer.
Neelkanth Dham ready for the first Monday of Shravanmas
Today is the first Monday of Shravan month. Due to the Corona period, other Shiva temples including Neelkanth Dham are ready for darshan with security for the devotees of Shiva. In view of the security of the local administration and temple managers, elaborate arrangements have been made in the temple. The police administration is also ready to prevent outside Shiva devotees from entering Neelkanth Dham.
Shivanand Giri, the priest of the Neelkanth Temple Committee, said that whoever comes to Neelkanth Dham for Jalabhishek, will have to follow the guidelines of Covid-19 completely. Devotees without masks will not be allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
Sanitization is being done daily in the temple premises and holy sanctum by the temple committee. No devotee is allowed to touch the Shivling in the temple, water has been installed at both the entrances of the temple. Shiva devotees will perform Jalabhishek of Lord Shiva only through “Jalhari”. The temple will be open from 9 am to 5 pm for the devotees of Shiva.
Because of the corona, this time also Bhandaras were not held in the Neelkanth walkway, including Laxmanjhula, Swargashram area. There is no order from the government administration to decorate the banquet. Strict action will be taken against those who violate the rules.
Police deployed everywhere
The Kanwar Yatra has also become a challenge for the police administration. Police of Raiwala, Rishikesh, Munikireti and Laxmanjhula are deployed in case the Kavandia secretly reach the shrine after crossing the border of Manglaur, Roorkee, Haridwar. The local police said that RTPCR checks would be done if the Kawandiyas reach the shrine. After that action will be taken like doing a challan and quarantining.
Recitation of Shiv Puran organized
Recitation of Shiv Puran is also being organized in homes which will continue throughout the month in the month of Shravan. The temple administration has appealed to the devotees coming to the darshan of the Lord to offer prayers with social distance to perform Jalabhishek.