Guwahati (Assam) : Ferry services to Umananda Temple in Guwahati were suspended as the parts of Brahmaputra River are flowing above danger mark due to heavy rainfall in the state.
Following the development, the devotees are unable to visit the temple and have to bear the brunt until the water level reduces.
“The ferry services were suspended on July 8 due to heavy rains, the water level started rising from the beginning of this month and it still continues to rise. The priests, monkeys and other creatures residing on the island are badly affected as the ferrymen are unable to supply basic food items to them due to inoperable ferry services,” Ratnesar Das, a ferry boat operator told ANI.
Apart from Brahmaputra, Dikhow, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Beki rivers are also flowing above the danger level.
Excess water from the Ronganodi Hydro Electric Project has been released in Lakhimpur district, adding to the woes of the people.
Umananda Temple is situated on a small island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for its beautiful architectural work. (ANI)