Somvati Amavasya 2020: Masked Devotees Celebrate Around India Amid Coronavirus

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the third 'Somwar' of the holy month of 'Shravan', in Jabalpur, Monday, July 20, 2020.(PTI)
The third Monday of the Hindu Sawan month marks Somvati Amavasya, and devotees celebrated with masks and social distancing in place, in most places, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrations were observed all across India, including in the cities of Prayagraj, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Varanasi, Deoghar, Ujjain, to name a few.Devotees celebrated in Prayagraj on the banks of the holiest river in India, the Ganga river. Speaking to ANI, Nita Devi at the banks of Ganga river said, “As a part of the ritual, I am fasting and have come here to take a dip in the Ganga. I have offered prayers asking for the long life of my husband as Parvati did for Shiva, according to Hindu beliefs.” [More]

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