Una, Himachal Pradesh – In preparation for the upcoming Chintpurni Temple Fair during the auspicious occasion of Shravan Ashtami, a meeting was held on Tuesday, chaired by the additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Una, Mahendra Pal Gurjar. The fair, which will take place in Chintpurni from August 17th to 25th, is a significant event that draws thousands of devotees and visitors from far and wide. To ensure the smooth execution of the fair, several officials have been appointed, including the ADC as the festival’s coordinator, the Assistant District Magistrate (ADM) as the fair officer, the Superintendent of Police (SP) as the police officer, and the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) as the assistant police officer.
Addressing the preparations for the fair, ADC Mahendra Pal Gurjar announced that the Chintpurni Temple would remain open for devotees 24 hours a day during the fair. However, for one hour each night, from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM, the temple will be closed for cleaning purposes. Additionally, from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM, the temple will be closed for the decoration and offering rituals, and darshan (viewing of the deity) will not be permitted during this time. Gurjar also emphasized that the use of plastic and thermocol materials, as well as playing of drums, loudspeakers, and firecrackers, would be strictly prohibited during the fair. Furthermore, private vehicles will be prohibited from entering the shrine premises, ensuring a peaceful and organized event.
To maintain order and security during the fair, the festival area will be divided into ten sectors. A significant number of police personnel, including the police force and home guards, will be deployed to maintain law and order. A dedicated commando team will also be formed to handle emergency situations effectively. Canine squads will be present for security purposes, and all sectors will be monitored from a central control room. Approximately 1300 police personnel and home guards will be deployed to ensure the safety and smooth functioning of the fair.
ADC Mahendra Pal Gurjar stated that during the Chintpurni Temple Fair, arrangements will be made for the provision of langar (community kitchen) services to the devotees. It is mandatory for visitors attending the fair to obtain a darshan pass. The ADM, Vivek Mahajan, and the temple officer, Ajay Singh, were present during the meeting to discuss the preparations for the fair.
The Chintpurni Temple Fair
The Chintpurni Temple Fair is a significant event in the region, attracting devotees and tourists from various parts of the country. It offers a spiritual and cultural experience, providing an opportunity for people to seek the blessings of Mata Chintpurni, the presiding deity of the temple. The fair showcases the vibrant local traditions, with stalls selling religious artifacts, handicrafts, and local delicacies. The atmosphere is filled with devotion, religious fervor, and a sense of unity among the devotees.
The district administration, along with the temple authorities, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a successful and safe fair. The arrangements made for crowd management, security, and traffic control are aimed at providing a hassle-free experience for the devotees attending the fair. The authorities have requested the cooperation of the devotees and visitors in adhering to the guidelines and regulations set forth for their safety and convenience.
The Chintpurni Temple Fair holds immense religious and cultural significance, and it serves as a time of reverence, devotion, and celebration. The event not only strengthens the spiritual connection of devotees with the divine but also plays a pivotal role in promoting the heritage and traditions of the region. As the preparations are underway, the excitement among the devotees is palpable, and the stage is set for yet another memorable Chintpurni Temple Fair.