'Ganga aarti' trial in Kanpur on November 27

'Ganga aarti' trial in Kanpur on November 27

A priest performs aarti in Kurukshetra. Photo for representation only. Tribune file photo

Kanpur, November 25

The Kanpur administration will conduct a trial of 'Ganga aarti' at Atal Ghat on November 27 on the same lines as Ganga aarti held routinely in Varanasi, Rishikesh and Haridwar ghats.

The aarti would be organized after taking all appropriate measures and following the Covid-19 protocol.

According to Divisional Commissioner Raj Shekhar, maximum 100 persons would be allowed to participate in the one-hour trial.

"Since Ganga is a lifeline of Kanpur with a rich history and culture and the city's industries also depend on it, therefore, in order to make the residents aware about the importance of the river the aarti was planned as a trial," the commissioner said.

In Kanpur, Ganga aarti is organized on special occasions such as Devotthan Ekadashi, Dev Deepawali at Parmat and Sarsaiya ghats which are decorated with earthen lamps. But this year, the events could not be organized due to the corona pandemic.

IANS

Top Stories

Modi launches nation-wide Covid vaccination drive

Modi launches nation-wide Covid vaccination drive

Three lakh healthcare and frontline workers will be vaccinat...

Go get vaccinated, don’t take Covid for granted: NIMHANS chief to health workers

Go get vaccinated, don’t take Covid for granted: NIMHANS chief to health workers

MV Padma Srivastava, the outgoing head of neurology at New D...

Wet outfield delays start of final session on day 2 of Brisbane Test

Wet outfield delays start of final session on day 2 of Brisbane Test

India lost Shubhman Gill (7) before vice captain Rohit Sharm...

All 3 members of poll panel for Supreme Court bar association’s election resign

All 3 members of poll panel for Supreme Court bar association’s election resign

The chairman of the Election Committee for the SCBA Election...

India has world's largest diaspora with 18 million people living abroad: UN

India has world's largest diaspora with 18 million people living abroad: UN

Presenting the International Migration Report 2020 on Friday...

Cities

View All