Dangs prepared for biggest Hindu event

via HK published on February 10, 2006

Dangs: All preparations are made in Dangs as one of the biggest Hindu event – Shabari Kumbh Mela will begin tomorrow on the banks of Pampa Sarovar.


Tomorrow the Kumbh will begin with Kumbh Snan and Kumbh Pujan at 0800 hrs, in which thousands of pilgrims will participate. Six ghats have been erected, covering 2.5 km area along the Sarovar.  It will be followed by Dharma Sabha, which will be addressed by saints Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati (Jyotirmath), Swami Satyamitranand Giri, Sants Morari Bapu and Asaram Bapu, Dr Pranav Pandya (Gayatri Parivar), Swami Awadheshanand Giri (Haridwar), Sadhvi Ritambhara, Sadhvi Shiva Saraswati and others.

The second day will be dominated by youth, mahila and sant sammelans.

Gujrat Chief Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, RSS Chief  Shri. K S Sudarshan and VHP leader Shri. Ashok Singhal are expected to participate in the mela. Union Minister of state Manikrao Gavit is also expected to attend the inaugural function.

Over five lakh devotees including thousands of sadhus and sants and top leaders of all Hindu organizations & BJP will be turning up for the mega event and take a ritual dip in holy lake.


Shri. Suresh Kulkarni, Secretary of the Shabari Kumbh Organising Committee has ruled out the allegations by some Christian organisation and anti Hindu medias that during the Kumbha Mela, Hindu organizations are planning to carry out re-conversions.

”The Kumbh will promote social integration amongst the Vanvasis and also pave the way for their all-round development. It will also be a unique event for promotion of national integration as it will have countrywide representation of all Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes,” said Kailash Sharma, the chairman of the Kumbh organising committee.

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