Ujjain: Somvati amavasya was celebrated in the city with thousands of devotees, mostly villagers, taking a holy bath in the river Kshipra. Pilgrims of panchkroshi yatra also halted in the city after their 5 day pilgrimage and made use of the opportunity to take a holy bath in the river before heading home. Belief has it that taking dips in river Kshipra on somvati amavasya, keeps one free of disease and pain.
River banks Ramghat, Gaughat and Siddhnath ghat remained crowded with devotees. Ujjain Municipal Corporation arranged showers at Ranjit Hanuman Temple located at Somkund for bathing. Potable water was arranged by the Public health engineering department for devotees.
The city witnessed a huge rush of devotees all day. A large number of devotees were seen at the railway station and bus stands of the city. The police administration also set up several camps across the city to provide ease to devotees.
Social organisations arrange feast and snacks for devotees
Shri Dadabhai Dharmik and Parmarthik Trust organised a grand feast for devotees at the bank of the Kshipra near Jhalariya Math. The president of the trust Jugalkishore Bhagwat and secretary Krishna Bhagwat informed that thousands of devotees were served here by the trust. Likewise, Geetashridhar dharmik, sankritik evam samajik seva sansthan also served snacks to the devotees on the premises of Shri Sankatmochan Hanuman Mandir in the morning. Joint secretary Sourabh Jain informed that secretary Rupesh Kabra, Sachin Parihar, Mayank Namdev and members of the organisation were present.