Shiv Chaturdashi Puja of Sanatan Dharmalamambis started last Saturday (February 18) at Adinath Temple of Mainak Parbat in Maheshkhali (Dwip) Upazila under Cox’s Bazar District. The fair is also going on. However, overriding this religious policy, people of all religions have met in Adinath Mela. Due to the gathering of lakhs of devotees, a festive atmosphere has been created. The crowd is increasing in the fair grounds. Volunteers are working hard to provide security to the pilgrims and pilgrims. Like every year, pilgrims from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar have gathered to visit Adinath temple for 10 days. However, the organizers of the fair expect that lakhs of pilgrims will gather from different places. Meanwhile, from the highway on the plains to the temple road to the Adinath temple on the top of the hill above the sea level, people are everywhere. And the fair sits around this huge population. Pilgrimage pilgrims from different countries shop at the fair after the puja. As a result, there are no moles in the shrine grounds and the fair premises. Sujan Kanti Dey, general secretary of the Adinath Mela Committee, said that the Shiva Chaturdashi Purja of the Adinath temple will continue for the first three days. Even after the puja, the fair will continue for 10 days. But the fair will continue till March 2. 250 volunteers are working in the puja and fair premises to serve the pilgrims from far and wide. The organizers said that the pilgrims came directly to Adinath in Maheshkhali via Badarkhali in Chakaria to see Shiva in the temple. Earlier, the pilgrims used to suffer at the two jetties during the sea crossing between Cox’s Bazar and Maheshkhali. At present, Adinath Mandir area can be reached by car through Jantabazar-Shaplapur through Jantabazar-Shaplapur in Badarkhali and Maheshkhali upazilas of Kalamarchhara Union and Maheshkhali Upazila. The local chairman Rian Sikder said that here people of all communities, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists coexist peacefully. lived Everyone is enjoying the fair together in a festive atmosphere. Jilapi, a popular food at the fair, is loved by all. So many people are taking Jilapi from the fair. Maheshkhali Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pranab Chowdhury said that Adinath Temple of Maheshkhali is a traditional pilgrimage site of the Hindu community of the subcontinent. The police administration has completed all preparations to complete the Shiv Chaturdashi puja and fair peacefully. Police, Ansar and village policemen are deployed here. The entire puja and fair premises are covered by security cordon. President of Adinath Mela Management Committee and Maheshkhali Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mohammad Yachin said that the law enforcement force has been doubled compared to last time to ensure the safety of pilgrims. Members of the fire service have also taken a position. A team of doctors and around a hundred members of the police are working for security. Necessary measures have been taken for the safety of the pilgrims, including fixing the fares of sea and road transport for the convenience of pilgrims.