Jawalamukhi: The ten day Chaitra Navratra Mela will be held from April 6 to April 15 at the famous shrine of Jawalamukhi next month. All arrangement completed by the authority to ensure smooth celebration of MELA. The Jawalamukhi Temple Trust authorities are making arrangements for over five lakh pilgrims, who are expected to arrive here from PUNJAB, CHANDIGARH, HARYANA, UTTAR PRADESH AND RAJASTHAN to pay obeisance to the Goddess during the MELA.
According to the Deputy Commissioner of Kangra District Mr. K K Pant, elaborate security arrangement had been made to maintain law and order during the MELA. Special police force and home guards would be put on duty to check theft and Pick-pocketing. He said a Executive Magistrate would be appointed to be on Duty round the clock.
The administration also banned the carrying of all types of fire arms ammunition and lethal weapons inside the Territory of Dehra revenue Tehsil of the district with immediate effect.The D.C. said, To maintain sanitation during the MELA the entire area of the town divide into sectors. Besides the regular sanitation staff 50 Safai Sewaks would be recruited for this work. The Medical facilities were also provided by the authority round clock, said D.C. Kangra.
Direct buses would be piled between Jawalamukhi, Chandigarh & Hoshiarpur. Mr Pant who is holding the charge of Temple Commissioner also, said in addition the state public relations department will set up a reception room, information centre to provide regular information of the MELA to devotees. The Health Department has been asked to ensure potable water for the Pilgrim. Similar fairs would be held at Barjshwari Devi Temple Kangra & Chamunda in this district.