Rishikesh- On the first Monday of the month of Shravan, along with the legendary Nilkanth Mahadev Temple, there is a crowd of pilgrims for Jalabhishek in all the major pavilions of Tirthanagari.

The temple was closed for the special make-up of Lord Bhole Shankar at 12.00 am on Sunday at the Nilkanth Mahadev Temple. On Monday, the doors were opened for the devotees of the temple at one o’clock in the morning. Given the importance of Monday’s Jalabhishek, a large number of pilgrims reached the Nilkanth Mahadev Temple complex on Sunday night.

Jalabhishek started under the supervision of Chief priest Subhash Giri. In view of security, a lot of police has been arranged here. For the first time in the month of Shravan, the 200 meters of devotees were seen in the line. By 8 o’clock till date, about 40 thousand pilgrims have performed charlatan here. A crowd of devotees has reached for all the major deficits here. The highest number of people were seen in the Gita Bhawan, Sadhu Samaj and Parmarth Ghat of Swargashram. On the Ram Jhula bridge, the police administration stopped the movement of two-wheeler vehicles in view of the crowd.

Apart from this, the local pilgrims are reaching Jalabhishek in Virbhadra Mahadev, Chandreshwar Mahadev, Someshwar Mahadev, etc., as mentioned in the scriptures of pilgrimage city.

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