UDHAMPUR: As usual the Akhand Jyoti of Merhada Mata would be lit at village Ghordi in tehsil Ramnagar of the Udhampur district on the occasion of first Navratra on 25thSeptember, 2014.
It was disclosed by the President of Merhada Mata Management Committee, Mr. Bharat Bhushan Sharma during the meeting held at Ghordi.
Mr. Sharma informed that the Akhand Jyoti of Merhada Mata would remain at village Ghordi for public darshan upto 27th September, 2014 and would be carried forward to Merhada Mata on 28thSeptember, 2014 early in the morning followed by thousands of devotees chanting bhajan and kirtan on the occasion of 4th Navratra.
Merhada Mata is situated on a hillock about 15 km from village Ghordi and is also a beautiful tourist resort where thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit throughout the year to pay obeisance.
Similar Akhand Jyoti of Merhada Mara would also be lit at village Barmeen on the occasion of first Navratra which would remain at village Barmeen upto 29th September for public darshan and would be carried to Merhada Mata on the occasion of 6th Navratra on 30th September, 2014 early in the morning followed by thousands of devotees chanting bhajan and kirtan.
Various social organizations would also arrange free langers ar various places enroute which include Ghordi, Nallah Ghouran, Bakheter, Ganpati, Barmeen, Satyalta, Gaulua and Merhada Mata for the facilities of devotees.
The committee members have requested the district administration for adequate facilities like drinking water, power supply and security during the Navratra days.