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Pilgrims flock Haryana's Pehowa for Chaitra Chaudas Mela to pay homage to ancestors
A three-day religious event of 'Chaitra Chaudas Mela' (3-5 April) is being held at Pehowa town of Haryana which is considered to be Pruthudak Tirath on the banks of Sarasvati river which is believed to have once flown through it.

The festival that will conclude today (April 5), has attracted few lakh of people from neighbouring places flocked to have a holy dip in the tank and visit various temples, informed Sohan Dhillon via Facebook and posted pictures of the event.

The annual festival is marked by performing rituals of 'Jal Tarpan' and 'Pind Dan' to the departed  ancestors and peace of  their souls.

Pehowa's is an ancient city and its religious significance and place of pilgrimage as a part of Krukshetra district which too has a great significance as battle of Mahabharta  is believed to have taken place here along with preaching of Bhagavad Geeta by Lord Krishna to Arjuna.

Pehowa is considered religious place of high importance and considered sacred to Ahirs, Hindus and Sikhs communities where people offer 'Pinda Pradhan' to their ancestors.  It is widely believed that he Pillars on the entrance to the Saraswati Temple is centuries old.

Hindu genealogy registers of pilgrims are maintained here by pandas and priests. The town and its temples a part of 48 kms parikrama of Kurukshetra.

The important temples located here are  the Kartikeya Temple, Pashupathinath Mahadev Temple, Prachi Tirtha, Arunai Temple, Arunay , Shri Dakshinmukhi Hanuman Temple and many more.

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