‘Ganga aarti’ trial in Kanpur on Nov 27

The Kanpur administration will conduct a trial of ‘Ganga aarti’ at Atal Ghat on November 27 on the same lines as Ganga aarti held routinely in Varanasi, Rishikesh and Haridwar ghats.

The aarti would be organized after taking all appropriate measures and following the Covid-19 protocol.

According to Divisional Commissioner Raj Shekhar, maximum 100 persons would be allowed to participate in the one-hour trial.

“Since Ganga is a lifeline of Kanpur with a rich history and culture and the city’s industries also depend on it, therefore, in order to make the residents aware about the importance of the river the aarti was planned as a trial,” the commissioner said.

In Kanpur, Ganga aarti is organized on special occasions such as Devotthan Ekadashi, Dev Deepawali at Parmat and Sarsaiya ghats which are decorated with earthen lamps. But this year, the events could not be organized due to the corona pandemic.