HaridwarGreater than 25 lakh pilgrims took holy dip within the Ganges river in Haridwar and Rishikesh on Thursday on Ganga Dussehra.
By 1 pm, 22.5 lakh pilgrims from completely different components of the nation reached numerous Ganga Ghats, primarily at Har ki Pauri, the sanctum sanctorum of the Brahmakund. In response to the information of the honest management room, by night this quantity has crossed 25 lakh.
“By 4 pm, 25 lakh pilgrims had reached Haridwar on Ganga Dussehra. Visitors change and honest responsibility will proceed on Friday as nicely,” mentioned Haridwar senior superintendent of police Yogendra Singh Rawat.
Within the early hours, pilgrims have been seen transferring on foot and in autos in direction of Har Ki Pauri and the adjoining Ganga Ghats.
Heavy vehicular visitors was witnessed on Nationwide Freeway-58 (Badrinath-Mana-Ghaziabad), NH-72 (Dehradun-Ambala) and Haridwar-Najibabad freeway close to Haridwar metropolis all through the day.
There was such a rush of devotees that by Wednesday night all of the motels, dharamshalas, ashrams, lodges, visitor homes and residential keep rooms have been absolutely booked.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami additionally reached Haridwar and worshiped Ganga at Om Ghat.
He additionally met Jagadguru Shankaracharya Raj Rajeshwaram Maharaj at his ashram at Kankhal.
Greeting the individuals on Ganga Dussehra, the Chief Minister mentioned, “I wanted prosperity to the individuals of the state on Ganga Dussehra. The state authorities can also be taking steps to make sure higher amenities to facilitate the Char Dham pilgrimage.
On Ganga Dussehra, many organizations and social staff distributed free water and juices to the individuals.
Earlier this week, on the event of Somvati Amavasya, over 35 lakh pilgrims, probably the most because the Mahakumbh 2021 Shahi Snan (royal tub), reached Haridwar.