Yamunanagar: Over 10 lakh devotees thronged the famous Kapal Mochan Mela and took the holy dip at the stroke of midnight at the three sarovars (tanks) here.
Pilgrims from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand started arriving here for the past few days while bulk of them came yesterday to take the holy dip at the Kapal Mochan, Rin Mochan and Surajkund Sarovars and light 'diyaas' on its banks, officials said.
Tight security arrangements were made to ensure that the event passed off smoothly. The devotees started departing at around 2 am, soon after taking the holy dip in the tanks, police said.
As the pilgrims started the holy dip, Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia, SP Arun Nehra and other senior officers took a round of the fair ground inspecting the arrangements.
The mela administration had made sufficient arrangements for the benefit of the pilgrims and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, officials said.