Jamshedpur, August 18: Devotional songs like ‘maa jhulo jhule, jhula jhulave thari laadli…’, ‘maiya aayo tharo dwar mera chhota sa uphaar…’, ‘phulo se sajaa ke tujhko jeen maiya mithe-mithe bhajan sunau…’ and ‘sindhara ho riya hai mahre jeen bhawani mata ka…’ scintillated the shiva temple campus in Golmuri on Monday evening.
On the occasion of the ‘sindhara’ and ‘jhulanotsav’ of goddess jeen bhawani, the devotees chanted prayers and dance to the tunes of tranceful songs.
The 6 hour programme was organized by the jeen mata parivar of Jamshedpur. The event started with a lamp lighting ceremony by Mrs. Om Prakash Agarwal.
Then the devotees decorated the swing or jhula where the goddess was placed and offerred prayers.
The main attraction of the event was the exquisitely decorated swing, the grand lighting of the lamp, the feast of more than 50 dishes and the sindhara delicacies that were laid for the goddess. The event commenced at 4 pm and continued on till 10 pm late in the evening.
Eminent artists and bands of Kolkata were a treat for the devotees. Singer Neeraj Dhandnia and Manoj Sharma mesmerised the audience with their songs.
151 women dressed in their traditional Rajasthani attire performed the mass prayer-‘Shakti mangal paath’ in praise of the mother goddess. The event saw participation of more than 250 devotees from all parts of the city, in which women participated in huge numbers.
Bajranglal Agarwal, Mahabir Moonka, Sambhu Khanna, Shyam Khandelwal, Rajkumar Ringsia, Sunil Debuka, Vinod Khanna, Sitaram Debuka, Suresh Khemka, Gopal Agarwal, Ashish Khanna, Manish Khanna, Kailash Agarwal, Kamal Agarwal, Mahi Agarwal and Sitaram Agarwal were a few to be named who played important roles in making the event a grand success.