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Himachal to hold 'maha aarti' of Beas river

IANS  |  Shimla 

In a first-of-its-kind, the government will hold a 'maha aarti' of the on January 1 to spread a message on the need for protection of rivers, an said on Sunday.

will preside over the 'Beas maha aarti' in town, he said.

On the occasion, 121 priests have been invited to perform rituals on the pattern of Ganga aarti, the daily evening prayer at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar which sees hundreds of devotees throng the banks of the

"Diyas of clay or flour and leaf plates would only be used during the 'aarti' that will start at 5 p.m.," Deputy Yunus Khan, the event organiser, told IANS.

is home to rivers like Ravi, Beas, Chenab and Satluj. Except Satluj, which originates in Tibet, rest all traces their origin to the lower Himalayas.



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First Published: Sun, December 30 2018. 14:38 IST