Thousands of devotees thronged the one day historic Baba Yugdhar mela here at village Satyalta- Chenani, which began this morning with the ritual bathing of the Devta and followed by NavgrahaPoojan and the Aarti of Baba Yug Dev.
District Development Commissioner Udhampur Ravinder Kumar was the chief guest at the inaugural function of mela.
The mela is annually organized by YugdharDevsthan Development Trust Chenani in collaboration with District Administration. During the mela, thousands of people attired in traditional and colorful dresses throng the mela site to offer prayers and seek blessings of their revered deity for peace and prosperity.
While extending his greetings to the people, the DC said that such festivals not only signify religious aspiration and spiritual bliss but act as platform for people to people contact and sharing of experiences and joys.
The District Administration Udhampur had made adequate arrangements of drinking water, Medicare, electricity, sanitation, transport etc for the devotees. To educate the people about various state and centrally sponsored government schemes, different departments had put up their stalls at the mela site.
During the mela, Students of different schools participated in various activities. Cultural programs were also presented by the local artists.
People from Satyalta, Tandhar, Nagulta,Dhanas,Gharian, Pattangarh, Charat, Pakhlai, Malad, Barmeen, Udhampur, Chenani, Ramnagar of Udhampur District and even from Jammu converge every year to celebrate the Mela and pay obeisance to Baba Yug Shrine.