Nagpur: With blissful faces, thousands of devotees thronged religious places that opened after 8-month Covid-19 induced lockdown. Temples, mosques, churches, gurudwars, Buddha Vihars and other religious places dazzled and welcomed the devotees who were eager to pay obeisance as doors to God’s abode opened first time post lockdown.
Apart from devotees, activists of various political parties welcomed the State Government decision to open the religious places for public. While cadres of Shiv Sena performed Mahaaarti at Tekdi Ganesh Temple, the presiding deity of city, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists celebrated outside Sai Mandir, Wardha Road. Elsewhere, devotees made it a point to attend the mass at Churches, offer Namaaz, pay obeisance at Gurudwaras and lit candles at Buddha Vihars and pray at temples across city. In all, mood in city today was sombre and in next coming days the footfall of devotees may increase as they re-open to calling of God.
At Jalaram Mandir in Quetta Colony, East Nagpur, devotees lined up since morning to pay their obeisance.The wait of nearly eight months was finally over and the joy was quite visible on the faces of people who observed all protocols while waiting in the queue. Rohit Jaipal, President, Jalaram Satsang Mandal, said that they ensured that devotees stick to rules and allowed entry only with masks and after sanitization. Also post paying obeisance no one was allowed to linger on in the premises and requested to move out.
At Tajabad Darbar and Meetha Neem Dargah the two important places also saw devotees eagerly lining-up post the doors were opened today. Similarly, amid genial atmosphere Deekshabhoomi was thrown open for the devotees and tourists. Dhammasenanayak Bhadant Arya Nagarjun Sasai led the Trust administration in offering Buddha Vandana to mark formal opening post eight months lockdown. He garlanded statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and those present hailed Dr Ambedkar.