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Somvati Amavasya in Haridwar

The entire state administration of the state of Uttar Pradesh along with the support of the state of Uttarkand makes elaborate security arrangements for Somvati Amavasya snan in Haridwar every year.

It is to be remembered that Haridwar is one of the sacred Hindu religious place visited by lakhs of devotees for all the Amavasya days and in particular during the day of Somvati Amavasya. Many Hindu religious mega events are conducted in a peaceful manner even in crowd.

According to the traditional Hindu calendar, Somvati Amavasya is a new moon day that falls on Monday. According to Hinduism and known facts, every year lakhs of Hindu religious followers from the nook and corner of the country and abroad visit the holy city of Haridwar in order to have a holy dip and perform wholeheartedly pitra daan on this special day.

While speaking to the media, the city’s Suerintendent of Police said, “An estimated 15 lakh people were in the city on Sunday. We expect more crowd to reach the city by Monday. Elaborate security arrangements have already been put in place since Sunday evening and we are trying our best to make sure that the mega the event passes of peacefully.”

From Sunday morning, worshippers get crowded along the banks of the River Ganga. At Har-Ki-Pauri, there will not be a inch space to move as it is fully crowded with devotees. They have a dip in the early morning in the river Ganga and perform the Shraddah ceremonies for their ancestors. A person can avail the help of Hindu religious scholars and pundit in this matter for a nominal charge.

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