Port Blair, Apr 11: Like every year this year also Baba Tarakeshwar Puja was performed at Diglipur with great enthusiasm. This year the Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma participated in the puja.
On the last Monday of Chaitra Month this puja is performed every year at Diglipur and for this puja devotees keep fast for several days.
On 9th April 2023 nearly 6000 devotees including children and ladies reached Lamia Bay for Ganga Puja and other rituals and from where a Holi procession started on 9th April 2023 evening for Krishnapur, after filling sacred kalash with ‘Baag’ which were decorated with fruits and flowers.
The Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma performed all rituals along with other devotees and walked nearly 35 KM, barefoot, like other devotees, to reach Krishnapur Shiv Temple for the final puja.
During the full night procession the devotees stopped in many temples on the way and performed puja. All devotees with great devotion completed the procession and by morning they reached Krishnapur at 5.00 AM on 10th April 2022 to perform final puja.