Kartik Purnima mela ends, 35L devotees take holy dip

  • | Tuesday | 28th November, 2023

Meerut: The Kartik Purnima mela in Hapur districts Garh Mukhteshwar area ended on Monday after more than 35 lakh people took a holy dip in the river. Officials said that over 50,000 temporary tents were set up on the sandy Ganga ghats by devotees who travelled from different states of the country as well as from abroad to attend the fair.Hapur additional superintendent of police RK Agarwal said that almost 80 per cent of people had left for their homes on Monday and the rest were expected to return by by the next day. "This year, the fair ended on a positive note without any untoward incident or cases of drowning being reported. Traffic restrictions will be lifted once the place has been vacated,"Agarwal told TOI.The Kartik Purnima Ganga Snan mela, also known as the Mini Kumbh of North India is celebrated on the ghats of the Ganga. A huge fair is organised in Garh Mukhteshwar of Hapur. Devotees set up temporary tents on the riverbed and stay there during the fair. Meanwhile on Sunday, two devotees were injured in celebratory firing at the Ganga ghat in Tigri area. "Kuan pujan ceremony was being performed at the Ganga ghats when two people were injured in celebratory firing. The incident was reported under the Amroha police station limits and the officials concerned were informed. The injured were admitted to a hospital," the additional SP added.We also published the following articles recentlyGanga Snan 2023 Date: When is Ganga Snan on Kartik Purnima?Kartik Purnima is an important and sacred day for Hindus to take a holy dip in the Ganga river. It is part of the month of Kartik, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna. The ritual is performed with grandeur across the country. This year, devotees will perform Kartik Snan on November 27, 2023. Taking a dip in the Ganga river on this auspicious day cleanses the mind, body, and soul, relieving people from suffering. Lighting diya near the Ganga river is considered highly meritorious. Puja rituals include waking up early to take the holy dip, offering Arghya to Lord Surya, and lighting diya near the Ganga Ghat.Meds found floating in Ganga during Kartik Purnima MelaLarge quantities of medicines, believed to be government-supplied, were found floating on the Ganga riverbanks during the Kartik Purnima Mela at Mandu Ghat in Uttar Pradeshs Bulandshahr. Devotees were shocked to discover packaged medicines and syrup bottles, prompting them to alert the local police. The discarded medicines were allegedly from a nearby Combined Health Centre, although health officials have declined to comment on the allegations. The Chief Medical Officer of Bulandshahr stated that an investigation is underway and appropriate action will be taken against those responsible. This incident highlights negligence on the part of authorities or individuals involved in cleaning the Ghats for the religious event.When is Kartik Purnima 2023? Everything you need to knowKartik Purnima 2023 holds immense religious and spiritual significance among Hindus. Devotees observe fast, offer prayers to Lord Vishnu, and perform various religious activities. This auspicious day is marked by taking a holy dip in the Ganga river and making donations to the needy. Puja rituals include bathing, visiting Ganga Ghats, performing hawan and yagya, observing fast, and offering prayers at Lord Vishnu temple. Lighting diyas and offering Arghya to the moon are also considered auspicious.

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