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Nov 19, 2018

Uttar Pradesh: Lakhs of devotees take the holy dip in the rivers across state on the occasion of devotthan Ekadashi

In Uttar Pradesh, lakhs of devotees are taking the holy dip in the rivers across the state on the occasion of devotthan Ekadashi. The day is also celebrated as Hari Prabodhini ekadashi and pilgrims are doing parikrama at various holy places. 
"Even before the sunrise, pilgrims have started taking holy dip during brahm muhurt in Ganga, Yamuna, Sarayu, Mandakini and other rivers and this is going to continue till late evening. On the auspicious day of devotthan ekadashi which is 11th day of Kartik month of Hindu Calendar lakhs of devotees, including foreigners in large numbers are doing panch Kosi parikrama around holy shrines in Ayodhya, Mathura and Chitrakoot. 

Today People also worship tulsi plants and agro products like sugar cane and sweet potato. Kartik melas have also started on the banks of rivers in many cities like Amroha, Bareilly, Bijnaour, Mirzapur and Chitrakoot.

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