Devotees take dip in Ganga on Kartik Poornima

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 19:38

Moradabad: Lakhs of devotees took a holy dip in Ganga river on the occasion of Kartik Poornima at Tigri Ghat in Moradabad district this morning.

The Ganga `snan` mela, which was inaugurated by Moradabad Commissioner Shankar Singh with `dugdhabhishek` (offerings) on November 12, saw lakhs of devotees taking a dip in the holy river on the final day.

Amroha SP Subhash Singh Bahgel said several safety measures were adopted by the the police.

Except for two cases of drowning and two accidents, the Ganga `snan` went off peacefully, he said.

Railways has facilitated devotees by running special trains from Moradabad to Delhi, with express trains stopping at Garh station on November 17 and 18, ADRM Moradabad Hitendar Malhotra said.

Sr Divisional Operating Manager, General, Shamsher Singh, who is camping at the Garh station, said several facilities have been provided for the convenience of devotees.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 19:38
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