Monday, January 17, 2022

Bihar: Pitripaksha Mela not to be organized at Gaya; ‘pindadaan’ allowed

In Bihar fortnight- long Pitripaksha Mela at Gaya will not be organised this year too. However, devotees arriving at Gaya to offer ‘pindadaan’ will be allowed to perform the rituals in complete adherence to Covid guidelines. The mela was not organised last year too due to covid.  Fortnight long Pitripaksha period will begin from September 19.Gaya DM Abhishek Singh said devotees have started coming to the Vishnupad temple since reopened on Agust 26.Devotees have been instructed to follow covid guidelines. Only 20 devotees are being allowed entry to the sanctum sanctorum of the temple at a time. Performing ‘pindadaan ‘during Pitripaksha is considered more fruitful than other days.

 

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