The annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Grace in Mokama, in Bihar state in eastern India, has been cancelled for the first time due to the covid-19 restrictions imposed by the Bihar government. The event takes place on the first Sunday of February and was to be held on February 6.
Dharmendar Yadav, popularly known as Dharmendar Mukhiya, is distraught. Like the hundreds of regulars who make the annual pilgrimage from Patna, the Bihar capital, to Mokama, he will not be able to get a 'darshan' (face-to-face encounter) with his 'mata' (mother) on this auspicious day.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Patna, Sebastian Kallupura, in a letter to all Church dignitaries in Bihar and neighbouring states, has officially cancelled the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Grace, Mokama, citing the covid-19 restrictions imposed by the Bihar government. The event was slated for February 6.
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