On Wednesday BJP president Amit Shah said that the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Nashik was such a long tradition like as if the Sanskrit word ‘shashvat’ (ever-lasting) was created only to describe it.
At a function organized by Guru Gorakshyanath Maharaj Mutt at Trimbakeshwar to enshrine idols of Navanath in a newly-built temple, Shah said BJP’s election campaign for 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh started from Yogi Adityanath Ashram, and therefore the party got 73 seats in the state and came to power at the Centre.
During this function, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Kumbh Mela was an inalienable part of the Indian culture.”
The flag hoisting of Digambar, Nirmohi and Nirwani akhadas was held at their respective camps in the presence of Amit Shah, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, BJP state unit president Raosaheb Danve and various seers.
After hoisting their flags on 51-ft long wooden poles, the sadhus demonstrated traditional war skills like wielding ‘dandpatta’ (gauntlet sword) and lathis and burst fire crackers.
On the occasion, Shah said the ongoing Kumbh mela offers a good opportunity to the management students for their projects.
Amit Shah said, “The students of management have a good opportunity for their project. Our ‘parivar’ salutes and seeks blessings of mahants, sadhus for us and for prosperity of our nation,” He also inaugurated an arch constructed by Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) in Sadhu Gram on the Nashik-Aurangabad Road, named as ‘Jagat Guru Ramanandacharya entrance’.
Later, Shah and Fadanvis went to Trimbakeshwar, about 30-km from Nashik, for attending the enshrine ceremony of idols of Navanath in a temple constructed by Gorakhnath Mutt.
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Last Updated On: November 12, 2015