Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Inauguration of the Shravani Mela 2010

Sultanganj Shravani Mela:-  In the month of Shravan ( 27 July – 24Aug ) Pilgrims ( Kamaria ) travel from Sultanganj to Deoghar on foot carrying Ganga Jal (water from the Ganga river) to offer on Lord Shiva. The Distance is 105 Kms Scene on the road is like a fair for one month..

The inauguration of the Shravani Mela was done at Sultanganj on 26th July 2010 by the chief guest Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy CM of Bihar. The celebration was chaired by PHED minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey. On the occasion food and supplies minister Shri Narendra Singh, animal husbandry minister Ramnarayan Mandal and Sultanganj MLA Sudhanshu Shekhar Bhaskar and others.

The program took place at the Sultanganj’s Seedhi Ghat. The inauguration of the Shravani Mela started with this. Symbol of faith & trust the shravani mela goes on for 1 month. The inundation of faith will continue for more than one month i.e., for the month of Sawan & Bhadon too. From the first day of Sawan lacs of devotees will travel to Deoghar for 105 kilometers, taking the holy water from Sultanganj’s uttarvahini Ganga wearing the traditional saffron dresses and as Kanwariya’s. The devotees will devote the holy water to one of the twelve jyotirlinga’s of Mahadev Shiva and will be the participant of virtue.

The Shiva temple of Deoghar is a recognized place of Siddh and is famous as kamna ling from ancient times. Every year this mahakumbh of Shiva devotees continue for Sawan & Bhadon and it is world famous as the lengthiest fair. Every year more than 1-2 lacs devotees take holy water from Sultanganj to Deoghar. With the slogans of ‘Bol-Bam Bol Bam’ the environment of the region becomes spiritual and Shiva devoted. Increase in number of the devotees has been increasing every year. Devotees from off place gather here to participate in the Shravani mela.