Thousands of pilgrims attend fair of deity Kamarunaag

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mandi
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2014 18:47 IST

The historical Kamarunaag lake, main deity of the district, in Saranauhli valley under the Gohar sub-division turned into a treasure as thousands of devotees proffer golden and silver ornaments and even tendered currency notes in to the holy lake as a symbol of their obeisance to observe traditional fair, which concluded on Sunday evening.

The tradition of offering ornaments and currency notes take place every year during the fair being celebrated in mid of summer at Kamarunaag temple.

Several Hindu rituals and customs were also observed in this fair and devotees also offered goats to the deity and hundreds of goats were sacrificed in this fair.

Incharge (called Kardar in local language) of Kamarunaag Mela Committee Nirmal Singh informed that every possible step was taken to accommodate thousands of devotees with proper security arrangements, temporarily shops of daily needs, including food, water and medicine.

Simultaneously, same traditions, customs and a fair was also organised in the Parashar valley, where thousands of devotees took bath in Rishi Parashar lake.

Though few social activist raised their voice against sacrificing hundreds of innocent goats and throwing national currency in the water, their voice found no place to be heard.

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