|Early Times Report
JAMMU, Nov 29: The three-day-long Bawa Bhair Dev Mela, held at its Devsthan in Katal Bataal, Nagrota, concluded on a high note, fostering communal harmony and brotherhood among the masses. Approximately 100,000 pilgrims from various parts of the country participated in the mela, seeking the blessings of Baba Bhairdev. The event, which aimed to promote spiritual well-being, featured a hawan conducted by renowned scholars and chelas of Babaji Joginder Singh, chanting Vedic mantras. A langar (community kitchen) was organized within the Devsthan premises, providing sustenance for the pilgrims during the mela. Babaji's chelas from different regions performed a ceremonial yatra, adding a spiritual dimension to the occasion. The trust overseeing the event also emphasized the need for the expedited completion of developmental works in various parts of the Devsthan.
Expressing concern over the negligible flow of the yatra and delays in completing the road from Katal Bataal to DevSathan, the trust appealed to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, to personally intervene. The trust emphasized that prompt action is necessary to address the road conditions, ensuring the convenience and safety of the lakhs of pilgrims who visit the Devsthan.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by BS Jamwal, Retired DC, in the presence of Subash Shastri, President of the National Mazdoor Conference, Balwant Singh, President of Baba Bhair Devsthan Trust, and Ramesh Sharma, General Secretary. Several notable figures, including Om Parkash, Gurdass Sharma, Kirpal Singh Sarpanch, Subash Sharma, Girdhari Lal, and Joginder Singh, were also present during the occasion.