Ganga Snan, scheduled to be held on June 20 and 21, has been canceled for the devotees.
The City SP of Haridwar has appealed to the people that devotees should stay at their homes on the day of Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi. Strict checking will be done at the borders of the district.
Haridwar. The ‘Ganga Snan’ to be held on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi has been canceled for the devotees. The event was to be held on June 20 and 21. This information has been given by the news agency ANI on its Twitter handle quoting the City SP of Haridwar.
According to ANI, the City SP of Haridwar has appealed to the people that devotees should stay at their homes on the day of Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi. Strict checking will be done at the borders of the district. Actually, Uttarakhand has experienced the rapid spread of corona infection during Kumbh Snan and at present, when the situation of corona infection is coming under control, the administration does not want to take any kind of risk. That is why he decided to cancel the Ganga bathing program organized on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi.
the weather is not favorable
By the way, it is also to be noted that the rivers are in spate due to the monsoon rains in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand. In border districts like Pithoragarh and Chamoli as well as in areas like Rishikesh, rivers are full and the flow is fast. Due to heavy rains, there has been a continuous period of difficulties for the last few days. There were also reports of rise in water level in several rivers of the state. The latest news is that the state control room has issued an alert on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh. The rivers are in spate here due to the heavy rain that has been going on for the last 48 hours. Along with this, soil erosion is happening, then there is a landslide. Let us tell you that there was a similar devastation here last year, when 11 people died.Significance of Ganga Dussehra
Let us tell you that Ganga Dussehra has great importance in Hinduism. Ganga Dussehra is falling on 20th June. It is believed that on this day Mother Ganga descended from heaven and came to earth and the tradition of worshiping Mother Ganga started on this day. On this day, whoever donates after taking a bath in the Ganges, all his sins are washed away and the person receives merit.