Governor takes religious bath in Tattapani on the eve of Sakranti
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Governor Bandaru Dattatraya visited Tattapani, a famous historical and religious place in Mandi district and took a holy bath on the eve of Makar Sankranti.
The Governor said that this place should be further developed from tourism point of view. He said that Tattapani was a very beautiful place. He appreciated the efforts of district administration and tourism department for arrangements of all facilities for the devotees reaching this place and organizing several events on the occasion. He said that fairs and festivals were helpful in preserving our culture and the state government was also working in this direction, which was commendable.
Deputy Commissioner Rugved Singh Thakur apprised the Governor that special arrangements have been made in the fair on Makar Sankranti and for the first time, Satluj Aarti and Deep Dan have been arranged here. He also visited Lakshmi Narayan and Nar Singh Dev temples and paid his obeisance.
On reaching Tattapani, MP Ram Swaroop Sharma, MLA Hira Lal, Superintendent of Police Gurdev Sharma and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Tattapani village is located in Mandi district. It is situated on the right bank of river Satluj. In local language, ‘Tattapani’ means ‘hot water’. The place is known for its hot water springs that is spread over an area of one square kilometre. The spring water is said to have curative powers that provide relief from ailments like joint pain, fatigue, stress relief, and poor blood circulation, and reduces fat and skin diseases.