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Heat Wave Fails to Deter Devotees' Enthusiasm

Catch Team | Updated on: 18 June 2024, 21:09 IST

Sikar (Rajasthan): The fervor of devotees continued unabated on the occasion of Nirjala Ekadashi, as they thronged to catch a glimpse of Lord Shyam at the ancient Shyam Temple in Ringas. The devotees came from all corners of the country, including Jaipur, Delhi, Alwar, Haryana, Punjab, Assam, Kolkata, and Mumbai, bringing with them trucks full of goods to distribute among the devotees.

The devotees' enthusiasm was palpable as they gathered at the Ringas Junction, with trains packed with devotees till late at night. The pilgrims distributed goods like fruits, ganna, bil, shikanji, and falooda among others, while also setting up makeshift rest stops to escape the scorching heat. The devotees' fervor was such that they even laid out a carpet of kalins (a type of mat) on the road for half a kilometer till the Shyam Temple.

The devotees' service and charity earned them punya (good deeds), while the vendors were pleased with the increased business. The devotees' influx started from Saturday and continued till Monday night, with the railway station and bus stand at Ringas and Bikaner witnessing a sea of devotees.

3-Day Free Yoga Camp from Tomorrow

Sri Madhopur: On the occasion of International Yoga Day, a three-day free yoga camp will be organized by the Art of Living and Agarwal Samiti from tomorrow. The camp will be held at the Agarwal Samaj Bhavan in Sikar Bazaar from 6 to 7:30 am. The organizers have invited citizens to participate in the camp, which is open to those above 14 years of age. Yoga instructor Subhash Chejara said that regular yoga practice increases energy levels, boosts immunity, and reduces stress.

First published: 18 June 2024, 21:09 IST