Hindu devotees seek blessings from gurus

64319-004-41354C08VARANASI: The huge crowds were seen seeking blessing from gurus on the occasion of Guru Purnima on Saturday. People started thronging ashrams, muths and other places since morning.

Traditionally, Hindus celebrate the festival in the honour of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen one of the greatest gurus in ancient traditions. The festival is dedicated to the expression of gratitude towards the teacher by the disciples.

Devotees could be seen at Aghorachaya Baba Kinaram Aghor Shodh and Seva Sansthan, Garhwaghat Ashram, Sri Vidya Math, Dharma Sangh Shiksha Mandal, Sarveshwari Sansthan Padao and other places.

Meanwhile, the city is also ready to host the month-long festivity of auspicious Shrawan month beginning from Sunday. Devotees and Kanwariyas visit the in Shrawan to offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and other Shiva temples.

To manage the crowds, the district administration made elaborate arrangements including barricading on roads leading to Kashi Vishwanath temple.

The department had also made arrangements to maintain law and order. Additional police force had been summoned to be deployed in various localities during the month. ‘No entry points’ have been identified and route diversions made for smooth flow of traffic.

Source: Times of India