At least eight lakh people have taken a dip of faith in the famous Gangasagar located in the South 24 Parganas of West Bengal on the morning of Makar Sankranti on Thursday. Special arrangements have been made in Gangasagar this year in view of Kovid-19. Since morning, there was a rush of people taking holy bath in Gangasagar. Gangasagar is called Mokshadayini.
Explain that in the Treta Yuga, Maharishi Bhagiratha was pleased with the tenacity of the mother Ganga descended from heaven to give salvation to the sixty thousand sons of King Sagara and the remains of the sons of King Sagara near Kapil Muni Ashram on the sea shore They were absorbed in the touching ocean, after which all the sons of King Sagara got salvation. Since then, every year on the sea coast, lakhs of virtues from the country and the world come to take a dip of faith in the desire for salvation in the same auspicious time of Makar Sankranti.
This time due to the covid-19 crisis, the traffic resources are very less, so the crowd of pilgrims has also reduced. Every year, 30 to 35 lakh people take holy bath here, but this time the number has come down to close to 10 lakh. State Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee has told that by late evening on Wednesday, eight lakh poor people had reached Sagar coast, who have taken a dip of faith on Thursday morning.
Auspicious bath starts from auspicious auspicious time from
6:06 in the morning to auspicious auspicious beginning from 6:06 am which will last till 6:02 am on the next day ie Friday. Mahant Gyandas of Kapil Muni Ashram said that according to tradition, after taking a dip in the Ganges Sagar, people worship in the Kapil Muni temple. Special arrangements have been made for this. On the instructions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the administration has made a roundabout system of security. Apart from this, instructions are also being given to the people to follow the covid-19 protocol. However, the provision of physical distance between those who took a dip of faith on Sagar coast on Thursday morning has not been seen anywhere.
Shankaracharya of Puri performed the holy bath
Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati Maharaj of Puri has taken a royal bath at Gangasagar at 7:00 am. Here the administration has used drones to monitor the crowd. Special ships of Navy and Coast Guard are also deployed at a short distance from the sea shore to ensure the safety of the people. It has been reported by the district administration that people with suspected symptoms of Kovid-19 are undergoing rapid rapid antigen tests, of which no report has been reported to be Kovid-19 positive yet. 10 test centers have been set up to examine people.