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Ghoghar and Vedvyas Temples in Sundargarh District Attract Maximum Devotees in Shravan Month

Ghoghar and Vedvyas Temples in Sundargarh District in Orissa are famous temples dedicated to Shiva in this region. They attract maximum devotees during the Shravan month. Trekking to these shrines in the month with water collected from Brahmani River is considered highly meritorious. Devotees arrive with water to do Abhisheka on the Shivlings here.
The New Indian Express reports 
More than 10,000 Bol Bom devotees undertook hours of tiring walk and waited patiently in serpentine queues to offer obeisance to Lord Shiva at Ghoghar and Vedvyas temples on Monday. 
Sundargarh district administration had made elaborate arrangements at both the places for smooth conduct of the festival. The devotees from all over Odisha besides neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand collected water from southward flowing river Brahmani near Vedvyas temple on Sunday evening. 
Priest Pratyush Tripathy said Vedvyas is a popular destination of Bol Bom devotees who prefer to fetch holy water from a southward flowing river. 
He said 85 per cent devotees set out from Vedvyas to Ghoghar near Rajgangpur on Sunday evening and covered a distance of 25 kms. 
Other devotees left for Mahadevsal in Jharkhand, about 110 kms away. They had to pass through a vast patch of forest and hostile terrains to reach the temple. 
Vedvyas Trust Board (VTB) secretary Anupam Ray said, conservatively the temple witnesses about 1.4 lakh devotees during the Hindu month of Shravan.