SISTERS PRAY FOR LONG LIFE OF BROTHERS
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.
Brothers and sisters take a holy dip in the Yamuna in Mathura