Villagers at Kirnahar – the ancestral village of former President Pranab Mukherjee – in West Bengal, began a Maha Mrityunjaya yajna on Tuesday whereas his situation remained crucial on the military hospital in Delhi.
The yajna, which began round 7:50 am, in a Shiva temple round 2 km from the previous president’s ancestral home, would proceed for the subsequent two days and is being held for the speedy restoration of Mukherjee.
“He used to worship on this temple since his childhood. And each time he got here to the village throughout the Durga puja, he used to worship right here. His son Abhijit Mukhrejee requested us to prepare the yajna,” mentioned Rabi Chattoraj, secretary of the temple committee, who shares a really shut and cordial relation with the Mukherjee household.
Yearly throughout the Durga Puja, Mujherjee visits his ancestral home at Kirnahar in Birbhum district, round 170 km north of Kolkata and performs puja at his residence. The final time he got here to the village was throughout the 2019 Durga Puja.
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“We began the yajna at 7:50 am on Tuesday and it continued continuous until 2 pm. It might once more begin at 8:16 am on Wednesday. Dozens of villagers had come to attend the yajna,” mentioned Chattoraj.
The puja was held by three clergymen and their two assistants. A number of villagers additionally held pujas in their very own homes and in temples throughout the village and prayed for Mukherjee’s speedy restoration.
The previous President who underwent a mind surgical procedure and is on ventilator assist additionally examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.