Devotees have started flocking to the holy shrine Gosaikunda Mela on September 25. According to Sanjeev DM, chairman of the Gosainkunda Area Development Committee, more than 2,000 devotees have arrived by Thursday evening to attend the fair. Devotees often go to Gosainkunda to attend the fair, which is held during Janapurnima, with the religious belief that bathing and worshiping at Gosainkunda as a place of pilgrimage is a must.
The District Traffic Police Office has informed that the number of devotees coming from Kapilvastu to Taplejung is increasing. According to the Gosainkunda Area Development Committee, 15,000 devotees are expected to bathe in Gosainkunda at this year’s fair.
After Lord Shankar drank the Calcutta poison that came out of the churning of the sea and swallowed it, he reached the Niladri mountain to quench his thirst. That is, on the occasion of Janapurni festival, thousands of devotees go to bathe and bathe in the pool for five days. In this fair, which is held from Bhadrashukla Putrada Ekadashi to Janapurnima, it is believed that all the deities will be placed in the Gosainkunda on the full moon day.
The Himalayan Rescue Association, Saksham Nepal, Oxford University, Patan Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal Red Cross Society Rasuwa Branch and Khateka Gosain Area Development Committee of Langlang National Park have arranged for accommodation and food for the devotees who go to bathe in the pool. .
President of the Red Cross Babulal Tamang informed that volunteers have been mobilized to help the pilgrims. Chief District Officer Krishna Poudel has urged the passengers to travel from Betrawati to Gosainkund with confidence as arrangements have been made for their safety.