Witnessing Aarti and Shringar at Kolkata's famous Baba Bhootnath Mandir
We thought to revisit the temple consequently on the 5th Monday too as it was just a day of gap after the month of saawan ends. All of the five Mondays, we got the opportunity to spend a splendid amount of time in the feet of Lord Shiva as we got chances blessed by the almighty himself to pour holy Ganges water or milk directly on the Shivling while touching and rubbing it every time with our bare hands. We did not care about those pushing us from behind or about them who were pouring water or milk on our head as it used to be a huge rush of devotees to touch and rub the sacred Shivling. But It's not easy to get a chance to touch the Shivling in the month of saawan as the number of devotees are in thousands waiting outside the temple. The way the mob pushes, its also not easy to stand there to breathe or even to enter through the mob to get a look of the Shivling. Sometimes it can be harassing, brutal & fatal to get in there.
|Hindu God Deity Lord Shiva's muscularly animated image, Photo found on internet|