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Baidyanath Dham Shiva Temple in Deoghar Will Not Allow Sparsh Pujan during Shravan Month

Baidyanath Dham Shiva Temple in Deoghar is visited by more than 5 million devotees during the holy Shravan month. The devotees were earlier allowed to carry Ganga water to the sanctum sanctorum and touch the main Shivling in the temple and offer prayers. But this Sparsh pujan will not be allowed this year. Instead of sparsh pujan devotees will be allowed to only perform Arghya Puja.

This is to avoid overcrowding in the sanctum sanctorum.
Times of India reports 
The pilgrims at the Baidyanath Dham Shiva temple in Deoghar will be deprived of 'sparsh puja' yet again as the temple management board has decided to stick to the 'arghya' system, introduced last year, in a bid to control the crowd. 
Under the system, a huge metal vessel will be put up outside the sanctum sanctorum for the pilgrims to pour 'gangajal' into it. The holy water will then be directed to the sacred shivalingam through a channel. 
The Baidyanath Dham temple management committee, in a meeting a couple of days ago, resolved to go ahead with the Arghya system which turned out to be largely successful last year.