SIS­TERS PRAY FOR LONG LIFE OF BROTH­ERS

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Spotlight -

MATHURA: A day af­ter Goverd­han Puja, all roads led to Vishram Ghat on the banks of Ya­muna on the oc­ca­sion of Yam Dwitiya (Bhai Dooj). Since the wee hours of Fri­day, pil­grims started gath­er­ing at the ghat to take a holy dip in Ya­muna to seek bless­ings of Ya­muna and her brother Yam­raj (god of death) for their sib­lings and of­fered prayers at the tem­ple of ‘Dharam­raj’ (Yam). Af­ter tak­ing a holy dip in Ya­muna, women ap­plied ‘ti­lak’ on their broth­ers’ fore­head and wished for their long life. Spe­cial ar­range­ments were made for the oc­ca­sion as 1,269 cusecs fresh wa­ter was re­leased from Okhla Bar­rage in Delhi while 240 cusecs wa­ter was re­leased into Ya­muna from Mant branch of Ganga canal. The ar­range­ments were made in wake of fish deaths at Ya­muna ghats in Vrin­da­van last week.

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Broth­ers and sis­ters take a holy dip in the Ya­muna in Mathura

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