In pics: Devotees throng ghats of Varanasi on second 'Sawan' Monday amid Covid-19 pandemic

  • A huge crowd of devotees were seen in Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple as they took a holy dip in the Ganga river and offered prayers on the second Monday of 'Sawan' month despite the warning by the authorities to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines.
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People were seen flouting COVID-19 protocols. Only a handful of devotees were seen wearing masks and practising social distancing. Devotees said that they are not scared of anyone when they are in Lord Shiva's place.(PTI)

People were seen flouting COVID-19 protocols. Only a handful of devotees were seen wearing masks and practising social distancing. Devotees said that they are not scared of anyone when they are in Lord Shiva's place.(PTI)

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Few devotees follow protocols while others stand in line without masks as they visit Kashi Viswanath Temple on second 'Sawan' Monday.(PTI)

Few devotees follow protocols while others stand in line without masks as they visit Kashi Viswanath Temple on second 'Sawan' Monday.(PTI)

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When news agency ANI questioned a devotee for not wearing a mask in the public sphere, he said, "I am not afraid of anyone in God Shiva's place. God Shiva will take care of everything. (Baba ki nagari main kisi ka darr nahi hai. Baba sab har lenge.)"(PTI)

When news agency ANI questioned a devotee for not wearing a mask in the public sphere, he said, "I am not afraid of anyone in God Shiva's place. God Shiva will take care of everything. (Baba ki nagari main kisi ka darr nahi hai. Baba sab har lenge.)"(PTI)

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A preist at the temple said, "What is Corona in front of Baba Bholenath?(Baba bholenath ke aage Corona kya cheez hai?)."(PTI)

A preist at the temple said, "What is Corona in front of Baba Bholenath?(Baba bholenath ke aage Corona kya cheez hai?)."(PTI)

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felicitates Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi on August 1.(ANI)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felicitates Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi on August 1.(ANI)

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Union Home minister Amit Shah performs rituals at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi on August 1.(ANI)

Union Home minister Amit Shah performs rituals at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi on August 1.(ANI)

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On the second day of the month of Sawan, special Aarti was done here with devotees.(ANI)

On the second day of the month of Sawan, special Aarti was done here with devotees.(ANI)

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