Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Feb 8: The Magh Shukl Paksh annual worship was performed at the Jai Mata Di Awas (Temple) in Harharguttu with founder and chief priest Bhakt Raja Surya Dev Uttam Param Hans commencing prayers from 7 am. Rudrabhishek of the deity was performed with waters being fetched to the Temple by women devotees from the Domohani (Rivers Confluence) at Sonari, Swarnrekha River from Mango and Baroda Ghat in Bagbera. It may be mentioned that in earlier years, water used to be carried by women devotees from the Baroda Ghat but due to COVID protocols, teams of 13 each devotees were sent to fetch water from three different river points to ensure social distancing. Founder and chief priest Parma Hans Ji himself went with the team that fetched water from Domohani. This year due to pandemic protocols in place the police administration did not grant sanction for the procession.
Although devotees from far and near thronged the Mata’s Mandir that resonated with chants of ‘Jai Mata Di’ COVID protocols had been implemented strictly and crowding was prohibited. devotees were made to stand in a row and maintain social distancing. Wearing mask was mandatory. Hand sanitizers were provided by the Temple volunteers.
As already announced a 13 day Navratri programme between February 13 (Amavasya) and February 25 will be organized at the Harharguttu Jai Mata Di Mandir in which the Mother will be worshipped in Her form of Jagat Putri Raje Rajeshwari Raj Kumari Ma Ati Uttameshwari. Hawan will mark the conclusion of the Navratri event on February 25.
The organizing team of devotees included Kullu, Divyanshi, Kaushalya Mata Rani, Nirmala Devi, Sanyukt Devi Nomo, Sanya, Suryanshi and many others.