Namchi, 22 July (IPR): Month-long ‘Shrawani Parva’ in devotion of Lord Shiva commenced at Siddheshvara Dham in Solophok today.
Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad accompanied by Hon’ble First Lady Smt. Kamala Devi attended the inaugural day as chief guest. Others present were Hon’ble Minister of Buildings & Housing and Transport Departments, Shri Sanjeet Kharel, District Collector, South, Shri Ragul K., Additional DC, South, Shri Satyen Pradhan, along with officials of various government departments and other dignitaries.
The Governor along with the dignitaries visited Siddheshvara Dham complex and offered his prayers and attended the Maharudrabhishek and Hawan performed at the complex.
In the morning hours, Minister Shri Sanjeet Kharel along with other devotees from in and around Namchi and Namthang also visited the Shiva Temple at Kholaghari where he offered his prayers and carried the holy water to be offered at the main shrine at Siddheswara Dham, Solophok.
It may be mentioned here, the auspicious month of Shravan or Sawan has started from 17th July. Devotees in large numbers throng Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati temples in huge numbers and pay their obeisance in the form of prayers and offerings. It may also be noted that during this month-long celebration, on each of the four Mondays, Rudraabhishek, Hawan and Maha Aarati is organised respectively.