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15 lakh pilgrims take holy dip on solar eclipse

india Updated: Jul 22, 2009 10:23 IST
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Nearly 15 lakh pilgrims from various parts of the country took a dip in the sacred pond in Kurukshetra early on Wednesday during the solar eclipse.

The pilgrims made a beeline for the holy sarovars here since last night amid tight security arrangements. The Light and Sound show at Jyotisar, Sri Krishna Museum and panorma Science Centres here also remained open throughout the night for the convenience of the tourists.

In view of the pilgrim rush, the Haryana transport department had set up four temporary bus stands for the convenience of pilgrims. Haryana roadways, Kurukshetra was plying special local buses between Pipli-Kurukshetra and Kurukshetra-Jyotisar.

Tourist information centres had been been set-up at Parakeet-Pipli, railway station and at Brahmasarovar to facilitate the pilgrims.