Baghpat: Five lakh Shiva devotees are going to perform ‘Jalabhishek’ at the Mahashivratri Phalguni fair at Parashurameshwaram Mahadev Temple located in the Pura village of the district. After the worship starts from 1: 39 pm, the main water festival will be started by flagging off at 2: 39 pm.
A huge police force is stationed at the Phalguni fair on the Pura Mahadev temple. Teams of PSC, RAF, Dog Squad and Police are deployed on a whim. Apart from this, 32 CCTV cameras are also being monitored in every nook and corner of the fair area.
SDM Anubhav Singh and CO Mangal Singh Rawat constantly roamed the fair area and took stock of the situation. Chief priest Jayabhagwan Sharma says that thousands of Shiva devotees are reaching Pura village every day for Jalabhishek. Jalabhishek of Lord Bholenath is being done in the temple. On the occasion of Shivratri, lakhs of devotees will perform ‘Jalabhishek’ of Lord Bholenath. Among those who perform Jalabhishek, besides the devotee Kavandia, lakhs of people from the surrounding area are reaching the temple.