Jamshedpur : The devotees are participating in the holy walk to Deoghar Baidhyanath Dham to pay obeisance to Lord Shiv.
The various Kanwaria Sanghs across Jamshedpur are leaving for the occasion.
Some of the devotees are visiting Basukinath, Mahadevshal (near Manoharpur in West Singhbhum) and Tarakeskwar (in Bengal) instead of Deoghar.
And as the steel city gears up with renewed vigour, in an attempt to ease rush of devotees during the holy month of Shravan, the South Eastern Railway ( SER) started a special train from Tatanagar to Jasidih ( Deoghar).
With the commencement of auspicious month of Shravan, devotees have started leaving for Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar to pay obeisance to lord Shiva.
Several groups of devotees ‘kaanwariyas’ have left the city to offer prayers at the Baidyanath Dham, one of the 12 Jyotirlingams in the country.
Meanwhile several organisations like the Bagbera Mahanagar Vikas Samity has decided to help the needy visit the Baidyanath Dham, free of cost.
The members of the Bagbera Mahanagar Vikas Samity already help a dozen of people to visit the Baidyanath Dham every month and this year, they also welcome those who cannot afford to go to Deoghar due to financial problems.
Some of the devotees have planned to visit Basukinath, Mahadevshal (near Manoharpur in West Singhbhum) and Tarakeskwar (in Bengal) instead of Deoghar.
Fifty-seven-year old Rajnikant Sinha said: “Devotees collect holy water from the Ganga therefore we halt at Sultangunj from where we take the local train.
When we collect water from the holy river we are supposed to take a sankalp (pledge). The 110km walk or journey by tempo or bus to Deoghar starts from Sultangunj after performing these rituals. Some of the devotees fast while taking that journey but I won’t fast this time.”
On the other hand Like every year city based Har-Har Mahadev Seva Sangh is all gearing up to celebrate the last Monday of Saawan slated on August 24 with pomp and gaiety. A bhajan sandhya will be organised to mark the holy month.