Shwet Ganga (Bamhni)

SHIVLINGA

In the village of Bamhini about 10 km. west of Mahasamund Swethganga is situated. There is a spring gushed from the flagstone pit, with constant flow in to the river from this pit (KUND). Adjacent to this there is an old temple of LORD SHIVA. The Mela is celebrated during FULLMOON of Maghi month and on the day of Mahasivarathri. During Sravan month the devotees called "Bolbum Kawariya" comes here in groups & after taking bath, takes two pot full of water from the spring and tying the two pots on both end of the stick, which is called the Kawar, carry this water on their shoulder and walk to Sirpur village situated about 50 km. away from this place uttering the slogan BOLBUM throughout this distance. The water thus carried will be showered on the SHIVLINGA at Gandheswar Mahadeva temple at Sirpur.The Sean at Sirpur at that time will be similar to mini Baijnath Dham.