Gorakhpur, January 11: The well-known ‘Khichdi Mela’ at the Gorakhnath temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur will start right here on Sunday amid unprecedented safety, police mentioned. Devotees must undergo three layers of safety to take part in the Mela.
Extra Director Common of Police (ADGP), Akhil Kumar, mentioned devotees must cross by means of three layers of safety. First checking can be finished at entry factors of town, the second at the entry of Gorakhnath temple‘s premises, and third at the doorway gate of the principle temple.
The Gorakhnath temple has been receiving a number of bomb threats, a few of them pretend, which has necessitated enhance in safety. The district administration has accomplished preparations for the week-long Gorakhpur competition to be held between January 11 and 17 at the Champa Devi Park.
Speaking to reporters, Mahendra Singh Tanwar, competition nodal officer and Vice-Chairman of GDA, mentioned practically 200 artistes will participate in the competition, together with 180 native ones.
Official sources mentioned that the mela premise had been divided into 4 tremendous zones. As well as, a police station had been established at the temple. The annual Khichdi Mela attracts lakhs of devotees from India in addition to Nepal and is a much-awaited occasion. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who heads the Gorakhnath temple, has been personally supervising the preparations.
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