First Monday of Sawan, echo of Bolbam in Baba Dham Deoghar

Deoghar: On the first Monday of Sawan, Shiva devotees gathered in Deoghar to offer Jal Abhishek to Jyotirlinga. Due to the first Monday, the caravan of Kanwariyas has reached Nandan Pahari, six kilometers away from Baba Mandir. According to Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri, devotees are offering water to Shiva from 3.55 am after official worship. Due to the closure of Sparsh Puja, arrangements have been made to offer water from Argha.

Regarding the first Monday, Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri and Superintendent of Police Subhash Chandra Jat are continuously inspecting the route line. After the government worship, before the worship of the common people started, the Deputy Commissioner inspected the Baba Mandir premises and took stock of the law and order, and security system. At the same time, the deputed magistrates, police officers and police force jawans talked about every possible cooperation of the devotees with service and decency.

Apart from this, all kinds of arrangements have been made for the convenience and security of lakhs of devotees coming to Baba Nagri on the first Monday. The administration is inspecting the fair area since late night and reviewing the facilities being provided to the devotees, comprehensive arrangements and arrangements for security.

In view of the first Monday, special security arrangements have been made in Barmasia, Parmeshwar Dayal Road, B.Ed College Complex, Tiwari Chowk, Shivram Jha Chowk, Nehru Park, Q Complex, Kumaitha, Nandan Pahar, Ring Road, Nandan Pahar T Point etc. There are regular inspections being done.

Security system is being monitored from place to place with drones. Keeping in mind the convenience of the devotees, the officials are humbly urging the people to queue up and request for Jalabhishek. Apart from the team of NDRF, Quick Response Team, Health Department, the team of all the departments deployed on fair duty have been kept on alert mode. 

The District Magistrate of Deoghar himself is monitoring the entire system. More than five hundred CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor the entire Mela area including Baba Mandir. Apart from this, IMCR i.e., Integrated Mela Control Room has been set up in Nehru Park adjacent to Shiva Ganga. from where every nook and corner of Deoghar is being monitored.

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