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Devotees throng Siddhwat for dugdhabhishek


Administrations apathy creates inconvenience to devotees

Sarvpitra Amavasya today


Thousands of devotees thronged the bank of Kshipra River to perform pujan and dugdabhishek of lord S

iddhnath, here on Monday, at Sidhhawat Ghat; on the occasion of Chaudas of Shraddh paksha. At the break of dawn, people started queuing to perform pujan and for seeking blessings.

The 16 day long Shraddh paksha will conclude on Sawvapitra Amavasya, on Tuesday.

It took two to three hours for the devotees to perform dugdhabhishek and Shradh Karma. Moreover, devotees also reached Gayakotha Tirtha situated at Ankpaat Marg, for performing the traditional shraddh rituals.

Notably, there is a great significance of performing Shraddh Karma on the day of Chaudas. People also gathered at Ramghat, Mangalnath and other ghats for a holy dip. To prevent the devotees from using polythene, Sidhhawat Panda Samiti made arrangement of 150 milk pots for offerings to Lord Siddhanath.

Devotees often throw milk polythene bags everywhere and pollute the Kshipra.

Considering the occasion of Chaudas, district administration did not make appropriate arrangements for the devoteesalt39convenience.

Macadam was scattered in front of the newly constructed dharamshala, which was troublesome for travelers and vehicle riders.

Neither cleansing nor other arrangements were accomplished by Ujjain Municipal Corporation. The road to Siddhawat was completely dilapidated and full of potholes, which create problems to the commuters.

Throughout the day, traffic jams were seen on Siddhwat Road. A few police jawans were deployed at the ghat, on this occasion. The long queue at Gayakotha Tirtha reached Indira Nagar 90 Quarters.

The concluding day of Shradh paksha, Sarva Pitra Amavasya is on Tuesday and people will perform pujan and other rituals for the salvation of their ancestors.

People practice tarpan for peace and purgation of their ancestors, on this occasion.

Administration is required to make specific arrangements at the ghats and temples to control the crowd and for avoiding any kind of mishaps.

Pile of mismanagement was seen at the Siddhwat ghat. Devotees were seen buying polythene milk and throwing them about haphazardly.

Floods of garbage and debris were seen at the ghats; while boulders were spread at Mangalnath Road to cover the potholes, which were quite unsafe for the devotees.