Devotees thronging at Devghat for holy dip
On the occasiono of Maghe Sankranti, devotees in large numbers have congregated at Devghatdham. Situated near the confluence of the Kali-gandaki and Trishuli rivers. Devghatdham is one of the major pilgrimage sites of the country. The devotees have thronged at this site today, to take holy dip.
The Maghe Sankranti religious fair was initiated here by installing a long bamboo pole amidst religious ceremony Tuesday. Chairman of Devghat Area Development Committee Shiva Raj Poudel informed that devotees had observed a night vigil on Tuesday. Regarding the festival today, here is a sea of people at Devghatdham since the morning today. Devotees from various places of the country as well as from India are seen here, observing the Maghe Sankranti. Arrangements have been made to facilitate the devotees to take holy bath and perform the rituals easily and smoothly, Poudel said. Similarly, arrangements have been made for the vehicles coming to Devghatdham to come from Thimura, Ramnagar and Dasdhunga. On their return journey, the vehicles have to use the route through Aanptari.
Executive director of the Committee Dhiran Babu Ghimire informed that the Armed Police Force have been kept on stand-by for emergency rescue. Similarly, Nepal Army personnels have been stationed at Devghatdham for rescuing by boat. Besides this, volunteers and Nepal Scout are also mobilised to guide the devotees.