M S Nazki
MENDHAR, Thousands of devotees from Rajouri, Poonch and Jammu area thronged Ram Kund Mandir during two- day Mela which concluded here today.
This fair is organized every year on `Chetar Choudas’ and a large number of devotees participate in it with great religious fervour and enthusiasm. The district and local sub-divisional level administration had made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of this historic Mela.
Management Committee of the temple led by its chairman, Ranjeet Sharma organized the affair, under the overall supervision of head priest of the Temple. The devotees had holy bath in the Ram `Kund’ (pool of water) and offered special prayers during this three day festival.
It is said that nearly 20,000 devotees visited the shrine during two days. Many ‘Sadhus’ from various parts of the state and the country also thronged the temple.
A traditional ‘Charri Yatra’ is taken out from Hanuman Temple, Mendhar to the Ram Kund Mandir on first day to declare open the Mela.
A large number of devotees participated in this Yatra. Prominent among those who participated in Mela included SDM Mendhar Dr Sahil Jandial SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar Sarpanch Subash Sharma M S Nazki President Press Council of Mendhar Poonch and others