Jamshedpur, Dec. 31: Devotees thronged the temples of Jamshedpur for worship on New Year. Although all the devotees arrived wearing masks, there were so many devotees that they were difficult to control. The influx of devotees continued since morning. The people of all religions prayed for peace in the new year, for this, Baridih Vidyapatinagar started on 31 December in Bada Shiva temple. Ashtajam puja concluded with prasad distribution in the afternoon on January 1.
Sakchi Sheetla Temple remained open from 6 am to 8 pm. In the afternoon, devotees offered prayers. Especially the Golpahadi Temple, Tinplate Kalibari, Pardih Kali Temple, Sakchi Manokamna Temple, Sakchi Sheetla Temple, Beldih Kalibari, Kadma Rankani Temple, Jadugodha Rankini Temple and Telco Bhuvaneshwari Temple have the highest number of devotees. A crowd of devotees was also seen at the Bishtupur Ram temple.
People sought blessings of peace and happiness in the new year from the deities installed in all the temples. In view of the crowds of devotees, the doors of the temple were closed late in the afternoon. Special prayers were also offered by the committee in Kadama Rankini temple. Milk was also distributed as a Prasad in the Telco Bhubaneswar temple.
Jadugodha Rankini Temple: – Hundreds of people offered prayers in Jadugodha Rankini temple. The temple remained open from six in the morning to eight in the night. In view of the crowd that had gathered in the temple premises, the police station in-charge inspected on Thursday and gave many instructions. Barricading was also done in front of the temple, but still a crowd of devotees gathered.
Beldih Kali Bari Temple: – This temple was open for devotees from 8 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. However the worship in the temple started at four in the morning. The temple remained closed from 1 pm to 4 pm. The New Year calendar was also distributed in the afternoon. This year, the offerings of Puri-Bundia were not distributed.
Bistupur Ram Temple: – The temperature of devotees in Bistupur Ram Temple was first checked. Only after that he was able to recite the puja in the temple. Even after that it was mandatory to wear a mask. The temple was beautifully decorated. Separate arrangements were made for parking of vehicles. The temple opened to devotees from six in the morning. The temple remained closed from 12 noon to 3.30 pm. After this, the temple will open again and devotees will be able to worship here till eight o’clock at night.
Kadma Rankini Temple: – Special worship was arranged by the committee here. Devotees also keep worshiping during this time. Jarnadan Pandey of the Pooja Committee said that the temple remained open to devotees from 7 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 9 pm. No prasad was distributed among the devotees. Executive members participated in special poojas.
Ghodabandha Sai Temple: – Opened to devotees from 05.30 am to nine in the night. In view of the arrival of devotees, special arrangements have been made by the temple committee. Health Minister Banna Gupta arrived here to worship at ten o’clock.
Telco Bhuvaneshwari Temple and Krishna Temple: – Telco Bhuvaneshwari Temple and Krishna Temple was open for devotees from 6 am to 12 noon. The temple remained open from 5.30 pm till 8.30 pm. Sukumaran of the Krishna temple told that milk was distributed as offerings to the devotees here. No special worship was performed. The entire temple complex will be washed again in the morning.
Tinplate Kali Temple: – In the Tinplate Kali temple, worship was done as before. Already, there is no prohibition of entry without a mask. The temple remained open for devotees from 6 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 8 pm. Aarti became the center of attraction.