Devotees throng ghats, temples across country for auspicious start of New Year

1 January, 2023 | Pravina Srivastava

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Devotees gathered in long lines at various temples and ghats around the nation to ask for blessings in order to make the first day of 2023 an auspicious and hopeful start.

Devotees gathered in long lines at various temples and ghats around the nation to ask for blessings in order to make the first day of 2023 an auspicious and hopeful start.

The nation rings in the new year with raucous parties, brilliant fireworks, and joy. 2023 is being welcomed in cities all around the nation with zeal and elegance.

Let’s take a look on how India is celebrating new year:

1. Varanasi– The city of ghats, ushered in the New Year with a magnificent Ganga Arti. On the Assi Ghat, the Arti was done in the wee hours of January 1st 2023.

Numerous devotees flocked to the Ganga river’s bank to see the priests execute the magnificent Ganga Arti while blowing conch shells and ringing puja bells.

3. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh – People gathered to the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain to witness the “Bhasma aarti” today.

The majestic “Bhasma aarti” of Lord Shiva, which was performed in the early morning hours at the Mahakaleshwar Temple, attracted devotees from diverse towns to the spiritual city of Ujjain.

3. Delhi– On the occasion of the New Year 2023, people travelled to Delhi’s well-known Jhandewalan temple to pray.

4. Maharashtra– The New Year was welcomed with the devotees assembling for “Aarti” at the Shri Siddhivinayak Temple in Maharashtra, which is in the western peninsula of India.

5. Punjab– The residents of Punjab, an agricultural province that is slowly making its way into Northern India, welcomed the New Year by praying at the Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar.

6. Puri– To put the New Year off to a successful start, crowds of people descended on Puri Beach to see the first dawn.

7. Chennai– Devotees prayed at St. Luke’s Church in Anna Nagar, Chennai, in Southern India.

8. Coimbatore– At the Infant Jesus Church in Coimbatore, people prayed on the occasion of the New Year 2023.

9. Odisha– On the occasion of the New Year 2023, a big number of worshippers travelled to Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha to offer prayers.