‘Simhastha Parva’ begins at Nasik with ‘Dharmadhvajarohan’ by ‘Akhadas’

Whole Nasik city has now gained looks of  ‘Kumbhnagari’ !

Mahants and Purohit present for ‘Dharmadhvaj-pujan’ at ‘Akhil Bharatiya Shri. Panch Digambar Ani Akhada’

Nasik (Maharashtra) : After ‘Dharmadhvajarohan’ of all 3 ‘akhadas’ i.e. ‘Akhil Bharatiya Shri. Panch Digambar Ani Akhada’, ‘Akhil Bharatiya Nirmohi Ani Akhada’ and ‘Akhil Bharatiya Nirvani Ani Akhada’, ‘Simhastha Parva’ has officially started. On 19th August 2015, the ‘Dhvajarohan’ functions were held at 8.00 a.m. with lot of enthusiasm. Sadhus have reached this ‘Kumbhnagari’ from all over India for Simhastha Parva and the whole city has an atmosphere of zeal.

Ritualistic worship of ‘Dharma-dhvaj’ of all ‘akhadas’ was held at the same time amidst recitation of ‘Vedmantras’. ‘Dharma-dhvaj pujan’ of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Shri. Panch Digambar Ani Akhada’ was performed by Shri. Mahant Ramkrushnadasji Maharaj, national President of the ‘akhada’, its ‘Mahamantri’ Shri. Mahant Vaishnavdasji Maharaj, Shri. Mahant Ramratandas Maharaj and Shri. Mahant Madhavdas Maharaj. The ‘pujan’ at ‘Akhil Bharatiya Nirmohi Ani Akhada’ was performed by its national President, Shri. Mahant Rajendradasji Maharaj and that of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Nirvani Ani Akhada’ by its national President Shri. Mahant Dharamdasji Maharaj.

Later, all the ‘Dharmadhvaj’ were hoisted by BJP’s national President Shri. Amit Shah, State Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadanvis and State Minister of Water Resources Department, Shri. Girish Mahajan who is also Guardian Minister of Nasik District.

Display of weapons was quite striking !

In olden days, ‘akhadas’ had fought with Mughal invaders with the use of their weapons; therefore, display of use of weapons was held by ‘akhadas’. These demonstrations were quite striking. The weapons included ‘Dand-patta’, swords and ‘lathi-kathi’ etc.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat