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Baidyanath Temple To Have Separate Shivling During Next Shravani Mela

Shravani Mela at the Baidyanath Temple will be different from next year as the temple authority (Baidyanathdham Temple Management Board) is planning to install a new Shivling, which will be connected to the original Jyotirlinga. Water offered at this new Shivlinga will go directly to the original one. This is to avoid heavy rush inside the Sanctum Sanctorum during the Shravani Mela.
Times of India reports
"Henceforth, devotees will not be needed to go inside the sanctum sanctorum to offer water," said the BDTMB chief executive officer and deputy commissioner of Deoghar district, Rahul Purwar. 
The decision to have a second Shiva Linga was taken to cope with the rush at the shrine . The final decision will be taken after consulting the Panda Dharma Rakchhini Sabha (PDRS), the chief body of pandas at the temple. Many devotees fail to go inside the sanctum sanctorum because of the rush and are forced to make their offerings outside the temple.