@ Deepak Chandel | Video Journalist
Ghaziabad: The ancient Siddhpeeth Shree Dudheshwar Nath temple in Ghaziabad is being prepared in full respect to celebrate the holy month of Lord Shiva’s beloved month Phalgun Krishna Chaturdashi Mahashivratri Fair with Pomp and grandiosity, on the occasion of Shivaratri, which is read on Thursday, 11 March. It is estimated that the temple administration and the district administration have made their arrangements keeping in mind the spread of the Covid 19 epidemic in the country, in which all the devotees are requested to enter the temple wearing masks and maintain the guide line of the administration. On this Mahaparva, Ganga water has been arranged in the temple for the consecration by the devotees on behalf of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation. Police for security arrangements, Rapid Action Force civil security wardens will be in the entire fair complex. Around 22 CCTV cameras will monitor the entire temple complex and the area in the area. Jalabhishek will begin on Wednesday 10 March at 12:00 Am and Thursday 11 March night. It will last and the fast of Mahashivaratri will be on Thursday, this information was given by Shri Mahant Narayan Giri Ji Maharaj of the temple.
President of the Mandir Vikas Samiti and famous social worker Shri Dharam Pal Garg Ji told that this time, in view of the Corona epidemic on this Mahaparva, follow the social distance and hundreds of devotees are expected to be anointed for which about 200 workers and citizens of the temple committee Warden and SPO of the security organization have also been deployed to assist the devotees. All these workers will be connected to each other through wireless sets.To give the temple a grand look, the artisans of Kolkata and Delhi together will give a facelift to the temple with about 2 tonnes of flowers, on Thursday morning and before the evening Arti, the grand makeup of Baba Dudheshwar. Mahakaal will be offered in which 108 types of dishes will also be offered. On Wednesday night, the divine procession of Lord Shiva has been organized on behalf of Shri Dudheshwar Shringar Seva Samiti in which Lord Shiva will reach the temple riding Nandi ji and mother Parvati will come on the chariot after the marriage of Shiva Parvati to anoint Lord Doodeshwar. After marriage, mother Parvati will be bid farewell in the palanquin. On this occasion, the famous Jagran Party will sing the hymns of Lord Shiva. Colorful lights in the premises will also increase the grandeur of the temple. All the arrangements of the temple on Mahashivratri, on this occasion, took stock of the arrangements related to the Mahashivratri fair, in which District Magistrate Ajay Shakkar Pandey ji, ADG Rajeev of Meerut Zone Shriwal, IG Praveen Kumar,
Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani, Municipal Commissioner Mahendra Singh Tanwar ji, Superintendent of Police Nagar Nipun Agarwal, Additional District Magistrate Shailendra Singh, CO First Abhay Kumar Mishra, and all administrative and corporation officials inspected all arrangements by Municipal Commissioner Shri Mahendra Singh Tanwar ji Instructed the officers of all departments to maintain a smooth transition. The District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police personally took stock of the temple complex and the surrounding area and discussed the arrangements of Shri Dudheshwar Peetadhishwar Shrimant Narayan Giri Ji Maharaj Mahashivratri and also received the blessings of Maharaj, along with Councilor Zakir Ali Saifi. On the occasion, the police in-charge inspector Mr. Sandeep Singh Ji, zonal in-charge Mr. Sudhir Sharma requested the officers to complete the facilities like repair of roads, path lighting, cleanliness, facilities of Ganga water etc. like every year. Committee Chairman Vijay Mittal, Mr. Anil Agarwal, along with members of the temple committee were present.