As we all know that famous Bada Mangal ritual kicked start in Lucknow city which is observed on all Tuesday during Jyestha month according to Hindu calender. This festival is believed to be 400 yrs old and mainly celebrated in city of Nawabs.
Now during Bada Mangal celebrations Idol of Hanuman adorned with heavy gold and silver jewellery. Devotees turn up in large numbers to offer prayer since early morning.
This year Bada Mangal will be observed on four auspicious Tuesdays i.e on May 21, May 28, June 4 and June 11 and district administration took all necessity arrangements to organize peacefully as holy month of Ramadan is going side-by-side.
The Hanuman Sethu temple committee member, Amit Pandey said, “There will be closed-circuit television cameras at five place and separate entry and exit points for men and women. Vehicle parking passes will be available for visitors. Also the road leading to the temple will have a canopy and water fans to buffer sun.”
According to LMC more than 1500 Bandhara (community feast) are going to be host by devotees this time across the city. They will be a fine of 2k if found encroachment and scattering garbage.
Civic officials have asked Bhandara organisers to install trash-can and fire extinguisher and have ensured stall should not exceed the given area to hamper traffic. A team of 200 volunteers with NCC cadets and policemen and officers are deployed to ensure safety and security.
The Hanuman Temple in Aliganj is famous and more than a century old and provisions of jute mat are arranged so that people can easily walk barefoot, coolers and AC were installed too for public.
Hanuman Temples in Lucknow all decked up to mark Bada Mangal:
Hanuman Setu situated in the heart of the city near Lucknow University which will be decorated with lotus and marigold flowers other necessary items will also be arranged.
A special fair will be held near Temples all over city.
Diversions during Bada Mangal celebration month will be enforced during every Tuesday between May 19 to June 11 this will start from Monday midnight and continue till Tuesday midnight in city, below are some Traffic diversions:
* No heavy vehicles from I.T.College and Vivekanand polyclinic towards Kapoorthala crossing will be allowed and will be diverted towards Mahanagar.
*No vehicles from Kursi road towards Neera Nursing Home will be allowed, they will be diverted towards Hewett polytechnic via Rahimnagar.
*Traffic from I.T College crossing and Niralanagar will not be allowed towards Kapoorthala but will be diverted towards Nirala nagar trisection.
*Traffic will not be allowed from Chhanilal crossing towards Kapoorthala crossing, will be diverted towards wireless crossing.
IAF An-32 goes missing in northeast, no trace of wreckage
An Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 transporter with 13 people on board went missing while flying from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh on Monday but there was no trace of the plane or its wreckage despite many hours of search.
The aircraft with 13 on board (eight aircrew and five passengers) had taken off from Assam’s Jorhat at 12.27 p.m. for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district bordering China, but it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1 p.m.
The IAF flew sorties of its C-130 Super Hercules, An-32s and two Mi-17 helicopters along with Indian Army’s Advanced Light Helicopters to locate the missing aircraft. Several leads from the ground about the possible location of the crash site were followed but no wreckage was found.
The IAF said in a statement that search operations will continue from air and by ground parties of Indian Army through the night.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking over two days ago, spoke to IAF vice chief, Air Marshal Rakesh Singh Bhadauria and took stock of rescue operations. IAF chief B.S Dhanoa was to be in Sweden on a four-day visit.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted: “Praying for safety of all 13 persons who were on board.”
The Deputy Commissioner of newly-created Shi Yomi district in Arunachal, Mito Dirchi, said there were some reports of a crash in the jungles of the district.
“We have sent a team for search which includes SP and some villagers. But we have not found any wreckage. We are going to search the areas tomorrow morning again.”
The disappearance of the An-32 on Monday is eerily similar to the incident that took place in the same month 10 years ago in the same location involving the same type of aircraft and same number of personnel. The aircraft that crashed on June 9, 2009 was also operating in the same area with 13 on board. The wreckage was found days later over the Rinchi Hill above Hyeo village, about 60 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Among the 13 personnel on board in the latest incident, six are IAF officers including a wing commander. The terrain and weather conditions in the area makes flying challenging and familiarization sorties are carried out routinely along with air maintenance operations for the border troops.
The IAF has around 100 An-32s and the fleet has been undergoing upgradation, adding new avionics and other features.
This is the second major incident after the disappearance of an An-32 over the Bay of Bengal in 2016 with 29 on board. The mystery behind the accident could never be solved as the massive search over sea was called off after no trace of wreckage was found. The flight was on the way to Port Blair from Chennai.