The Ramakrishna Math at Cossipore here which attracts lakhs of devotees on January 1 yearly for ‘Kalpataru Utsav’ will probably be out of bounds for people this time because of the pandemic, the RKM authorities mentioned in an announcement Saturday.
People collect on the Cossipore Udyanbati in north Kolkata to mark ‘Kalpataru Utsav’ – an annual occasion to commemorate Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa’s attainment of ‘Kalpataru’, also referred to as ‘Kalpavriksha’, that means the wish fulfilling tree within the heavens.
“While special puja and other rituals will continue to be held as usual for Shri Shri Thakur (Ramakrishna Paramhansa), devotees will not be allowed access into the compound. The gate of Udyanbati will be closed till January 3,” the assertion signed by Ramakrishna Math head Swami Bagishananda mentioned.
This is for the primary time that the Ramkrishna Math and Mission authorities have determined to carry the perform with out devotees.
However, preparations have been made for stay streaming of the rituals, which is able to start at 4.30 am and proceed until 5.20 pm, the assertion mentioned.