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Jharkhand CM inaugurates famous 'Shravani Mela' in Deoghar

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Ranchi, July 28 (ANS) on Saturday inaugurated the famous "Shravani Mela" at Baba Baidhyanath temple in Deoghar, where around three million people offer water on the "Linga" every year in the month of Shravan in Hindu calendar.

The temple of Deoghar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of the country. Demon King Ravana had established the According to mythology, Ravana was trying to take to Lanka but he could not due to its weight. An angry Ravana threw it there and shoved the into ground with his feel.

The devotees take Ganga water at Sultanganj of Bhagalpur district of and walk around 110 km carrying it in "Kanwars" on their shoulders to offer the sacred water on the

While inaugurating the Shravani Mela, Das said: "Efforts are on to develop Deoghar as a global cultural centre. The construction of second phase of queue complex will begin after Shravan. Deoghar is being developed to attract both domestic and foreign tourists."

He said: "Like Shivalok, 'Char Dham' will be developed here so that pilgrims could get a feel of Shivadham through the year."

The state would also spend Rs 10 crore to rehabilitate the people displaced due to acquisition of land for Deoghar airport, Das said.

"On every Monday of Shravan month, I will interact with the pilgrims to know the problems they face. The devotes can also contact me through Twiter and Facebook," Das said.

He also instructed the officials to perform their duties sincerely during the Shravani Mela. He warned them that any kind of mismanagement would not be tolerated.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, July 28 2018. 18:50 IST
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