History of Shravani Mela
Hindu folklore recounts the sea’s narrative being beaten by the asuras and devas, utilizing the Mandara mountain range (in advanced Cameroon), lassoed by the snake ruler Vasuki. As indicated by one form, the agitating delivered 14 different kinds of rubies, 13 of which were given to devils while Halahal was given to Lord Shiva. Halahal was harmful and turned Lord Shiva blue. The divine beings froze and gave him water from the waterway Ganga to nullify the toxic substance’s impacts, and this worked, even though he stayed blue.
This legend meets another — Ravana supplicated tirelessly to Shiva requesting his endowments, in any event, falling back on beheading his numerous heads. At the point when Ravana was diminished to only one head, Shiva asked him what he needed. Ravana requested a shivling which he could reclaim to Lanka. The divine beings resented this proposition, asking Shiva not to give that wish as it would enable Ravana. Shiva gave Ravana the shivling however added an admonition — the shivling should be conveyed right from Mount Kailash to Lanka without being set down, for if it were to be set down, it could never move. Advised by this, Ravana took the shivling however halted at Deoghar. Here he was met by one of the divine beings in the presence of a shepherd, offering to hold the shivling. Ravana gave it over, just for the shepherd to put it down right away.
The legends converge with Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman gathering up water from the Ganga at Sultanganj and strolling to the shivling in Deoghar. Explorers from as distant as Nepal and all India edges currently continue in these strides, getting the water from Sultanganj and strolling 108 kilometres shoeless right to Deoghar to pour the water on the shivling, reciting ‘Bol Bam’ as far as possible.
Importance of Shravani Mela
Motivated by legend, individuals from as far abroad as Nepal wind their way to the sanctuary towns of Jharkhand for a yearly meal. The popularity and importance of this festival you can imagine by reading the statement by Varun Ranjan.
Varun Ranjan, IAS, one of the officials driving Shravani Mela’s administration, stated, “This occasion is the single greatest income generator for Dumka and Deoghar, just as being a hallowed occasion in the Hindu schedule. Aside from these offices, we likewise have an ice design, selfie focuses, a 9ft-tall sculpture of Lord Shiva, an imitation of the ice lingam in Amarnath and numerous different highlights for our guests.”
With steadily expanding numbers, 2018 has seen more than 27 lakh travellers, 2019 was set to cross 30 lakh in 30 days. The coordinations behind this occasion is surprising. Almost 5,000 police staff were conveyed more than three shifts, upheld by a National Disaster Relief Force group on reserve, and the Indian Army prepared to help. The police kept a nearby eye through 300 impermanent CCTV cameras connected to three control rooms, with a fourth going about as central command.
100 and-fifty volunteers filled in as aides, while 600 staff kept the courses and sanctuaries clean nonstop. The clinical offices incorporated a 20-bed cooled field emergency clinic, five wellbeing camps, 11 sub-wellbeing camps, 10 standard ambulances and two bike ambulances. In 2018, the medical services framework treated 1.5 lakh individuals.
Right around 80 kilometres of winding lighting were set up on all streets prompting the sanctuaries. Three makeshift camps with an aggregate of 1,600 beds and 500 storage spaces for capacity, 600 latrines, 15 water focuses and five lakh water pockets were made accessible.
Time to Celebrate Shravani Mela
For almost a month finishing August 15, in the sanctuary towns of Dumka and Deoghar in Jharkhand, perhaps the biggest journey, the Shravani Mela, was in progress. This is the same time each year when this great festival attracts the crowd and makes it even bigger.