Kumbh Mela Begins with Mass Pledge of Saints and Hon’ble Chief Minister

Honb’le Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhanji, with the inspiration of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Co-Founder/Co-Chair Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, with the blessings and in the divine presence of Junapeethadheswar Acharya Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, renowned Ram Charit Manas exponent Pujya Morari bapu Akhada Committee’s Secretary Pujya Swami Hari Giriji Maharaj, Pujya Swami Harichetanandji Maharaj, Pujya Mahamandleshwar Sadhvi Naisargika Giriji and Pujya Raghumuniji Maharaj inaugurated the Maha Kshipra Aarti.

Thousands of devotees gathered on both the sides of the sacred River Kshipra, at Datt Ghat and Ram Ghat to seek blessings from the Divine Mother.

During the Aarti a mass pledge was led by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of MP to keep the River Kshipra clean and green as everyone raised hands with the echoes of Jai Maa Kshipra and Jai Mahakaal.

Pujya Swamiji inspired all to to protect our sacred lands and water by ensuring that everyone, everywhere uses eco-friendly toilets. He said by keeping the riverbeds clean and free of the blight of open defecation, we are truly worshiping the Creator.

Pujya Acharya MM Swami Avdheshanandji said, “We cannot save our rivers and other water resources unless we take a pledge to increase our awareness towards the creation of a Clean & Green environment.”

Pujya Morari Bapuji shared, “This is not just a Kshipra Aarti but the Param (ultimate) Aarti. The greatest form of worship and reverence as it bring all ghats together and everyone together to pledge and serve Maa Kshipra.”

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