Ku­ruk­shetra’s Brahma Sarovar wears de­serted look

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTREGION - Neeraj Mo­han neeraj.mo­han@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KAR­NAL: With the coro­n­avirus pan­demic cast­ing its im­pact on the so­lar eclipse fair this year, lim­ited groups of sad­hus, few politi­cians and some of­fi­cials from the district ad­min­is­tra­tion were able to take part in the re­li­gious cer­e­mony or­gan­ised on the banks Brahma Sarovar in Ku­ruk­shetra on Sun­day.

Due to the pro­hibitory or­ders, the district ad­min­is­tra­tion had can­celled the fair and even im­posed a three-day cur­few.

Di­rec­tions to ban the move­ment of peo­ple were is­sued keep­ing in view the huge in­flux of peo­ple dur­ing the so­lar eclipse fair ev­ery year.

As per lo­cal sad­hus, they didn’t re­mem­ber when was the last time that Brahma Sarovar wore a de­serted look dur­ing the so­lar eclipse.

BJP’s lo­cal MP Nayab Saini and Thane­sar MLA Sub­hash Sudha par­tic­i­pated in the cer­e­mony and took holy dip in the sarovar.

Haryana chief min­is­ter Manohar

Lal Khat­tar also wit­nessed the re­li­gious pro­grammes via video­con­fer­enc­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to Ku­ruk­shetra deputy com­mis­sioner Dhiren­dra Khadgata, the re­stric­tions were im­posed till 4pm on Sun­day to avoid gath­er­ings at the re­li­gious places of the district.

Peo­ple in Ku­ruk­shetra district wit­nessed the rare ce­les­tial event in which the Sun looked like a ring of fire. As seen from the Bhore Sayada vil­lage of the district, 98.95% of the sun was cov­ered by the moon at 12:01 pm.

Tele­scopes were in­stalled by the de­part­ment of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy at Bhore Sayada vil­lage and Brahma Sarovar in Ku­ruk­shetra district.

DIST ADMN CAN­CELLED THE SO­LAR ECLIPSE FAIR AND IM­POSED A CUR­FEW TO AVOID GATH­ER­INGS

HT PHOTO

LOW-KEY AF­FAIR: Sad­hus per­form­ing ‘ha­van’ on the banks Brahma Sarovar in Ku­ruk­shetra on Sun­day.

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