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Jamshedpur, Feb 12: The 33rd Sri-Sri Shyam Mahotsav organized under the joint aegis of Sri-Sri Sakchi Shiv Mandir and Shri Shyam Parivar was celebrated with gaiety amidst religious fervor on Saturday February 12. The court of Sri Shyam Baba and His throne were attractively decorated at the venue in the Sakchi Shiv Mandir premises which too caught the attention cynosures and other devotees. Devotees formed a queue with respect to physical distancing to have a view of Baba and the Akhand Jyot to be blessed by divinity. The traditional Nishan Yatra with 201 devotees was taken out at 2 pm from the Shiv Mandir annex. All government COVID-19 protocols were maintained in the procession. The procession culminated at the starting point at Sakchi Shiv Mandir after passing along Sakchi Khatia Market Chowk, Kalimati Road, Sagar Hotel Chowk and Kashidih. Devotees in the procession chanted odes in tribute to Lord Sri Shyam. Leading the Shobha Yatra was a vehicle carrying the attractively decorated throne of the Lord and two huge flags, the Nisha of the deity. In view of the COVID guidelines, the procession was taken out only as a symbol of the ritual.
In the evening, after performing the Ganesh Vandana, popular bhajan singer from Jaipur, Acharya Girija Sharan set the tone of religious fervor from 9 pm. Local bhajan singer Mahavir Agarwal initiated the programme of religious melodies as devotees, unable to restrain their divine delight, danced to the tunes of the two singers. The religious evening continued through the night. Devotees exchanged Gulal to celebrate the mesmerizing occasion.
Priya and Deepak Moonka worshipped the religious flag at 11 am on Saturday. The worship of Akhand Jyot was performed by host couples Mamata and Mukesh Mittal and Priya and Deepak Moonka. The puja was performed by five priests led by Pandit Vipin Jha. The main attractions of Sri Shyam Mahotsav included the celestial décor of the Lord’s throne and court, Chhappan Bhog, Akhand Jyot and the bhajan renditions.
Subhash Shah, Suresh Agarwal, Giridhari Lal Khemka, Naresh Agarwal, Kamlesh Chaudhary, Amar Dangbajia, Pawan Khemka, Tushar Jundal, Aman Naredi, Amit Shah, Ashish Khanna, Naresh Singhania, and Aman Khemka along with devotees Ajay Modi, Vivek Agarwal, Bajrang Agarwal and others contributed to the success of the annual Mahotsav celebration.