Sawan 2021: The impact of COVID-19 is being seen on the standard month of ‘Sawan’. On the primary Monday of the ‘Sawan’ month, a crowd of devotees is predicted to reach at temples. However, this 12 months has seen a decline within the variety of devotees, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Long queues of devotees have been widespread at the moment of the 12 months on the Daksheshwar Mahadev temple of Kankhal. But this 12 months, the temple supervisor and the native police have made positive that COVID-19 tips are strictly adhered to. This has considerably impacted the variety of devotees visiting the temple.
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In the temple, ‘Jalabhishek’ is permitted provided that devotees observe social distancing tips. No one is being allowed to enter the temple and not using a masks. As per the rules issued by the federal government, the doorways of the temple will open at 7 within the morning and shut at 7 within the night.
It is believed that Lord Shiva resides in his in-laws’ home in Kankhal for the entire month of Sawan. From right here, he operates the universe and takes care of his followers. Mahant Visveshwar Puri of Daksha Prajapati Temple says that the month of Sawan is essentially the most beloved month of Lord Shiva. Kankhal is the in-laws of Daksha Prajapati Mahadev. Lord Shiva had promised King Daksha that he would reside right here for the month of ‘Sawan’. That is why Lord Shiva lives inside Daksha Prajapati within the month of ‘Sawan’.
Arrival of Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva is welcomed on the primary Monday of ‘Sawan’, as he begins residing in his in-laws’ home for a month. It is believed that the Ganges river had originated from Lord Shiva’s hair within the month of Sawan. Hence, on this month, Lord Shiva is felicitated with Gangajal, Milk, Curd, Honey, ‘Boora’, Sugarcane juice and ‘datura’.