Pilgrims complete 20-km long ritual march
Nashik: Pilgrims completed a 20-km long ritual march, going around the Bramhagiri mountain at Trimbakeshwar, chanting "Bam Bam Bhole", on the occasion of the third Shrawani Somawar, or the third Monday of the Shrawan month, as per the Marathi calendar here on Monday.
Enthusiastic pilgrims braved rains, slippery and muddy roads to reach Trimbakeshwar, which houses one of the jyotirlingas, to take a holy dip in the sacred pood of `Kushavarta Tirth` before they began their 20-km march or `pradakshina`.
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation`s Nashik Division plied more than 400 special buses since Sunday afternoon to carry pilgrims, though several others reached the spot in private vehicles.
The rural police deployed extra police forces and also kept a tight vigil aided by installing CCTV cameras, police sources said.
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