Pilgrims Take Dip In Yamuna On ‘Yam Dwitiya’


Mathura: Pilgrims in groups of brother and sister today took a dip in Yamuna at Vishram Ghat here on the occasion of ‘Yam Dwitiya’.

“Legend has it that brother and sister bathing in pairs at Vishram Ghat on the occasion will get salvation,” noted saint of Brijbhumi, Guru Sharnanand Maharaj said.

The Maharaj said that the boon of salvation was granted by Yamraj after he was pleased by the hospitality of his sister Yamuna. The administration claimed that the proceedings were held peacefully without the occurance of any untoward incident.

“Due to strict vigil and faultless planning no untoward incident was reported,” said ADM A K Awasthi.

“Presence of police personnel in plain clothes at the ghats, thwarted incidents of chain snatching, pick-pocketing and petty crimes,” Awasthi claimed.

Owing to restrictions on movement of four-wheelers in the city there was no traffic jam and pilgrims could reach the bathing ‘ghat’ in time, he said. The trend of bathing this year was different.

“In previous years concentration of pilgrims was more during the morning hours between 7 AM and 10 AM. However, this year it continued till evening as the pilgrims paid their obeisance to the holy Yamuna by participating in