3 Shahi Snans to be held during Simhastha-2016

Important decision taken at meeting of Akhada Parishad and administration

simhas15.3.16Bhopal, March 15, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): During Simhastha-2016, three Shahi Snans will be held. This was decided at a joint meeting administration and Akhada Parishad at Ujjain today. First Shahi Snan will be held at Chaitra Shukl 15, Friday April 22, second on Akshya Tritiya Vaishakh Shukl 3 Monday May 9 and third Shahi Snan will be held on Vaishakh Shukl 15, Saturday May 21, 2016. From administration’s side the meeting was attended by in-charge Minister Mr. Bhupendra Singh, Central Simhastha Committee’s Chairman Mr. Makhan Singh, Simhastha Mela Authority’s Chairman Mr. Diwakar Nathu and representatives of all 13 Akhadas including Akhada Parishad’s President Mr. Nanrendra Giri and General Secretary Mr. Hari Giri.  In-charge Minister said that Ujjain Simhastha would be successful with blessings of saints and seers. The state government had started preparations for this mega event 4 years ago. A sum of 3 thousand 500 crore was sanctioned for Simhastha. Not only infrastructure development works have been undertaken at Ujjain, but all historic temples have also been renovated and beautified. The state government is also making best arrangements in Mela area.

On issues presented by representatives of various Akhadas, the Minister that on the appeal of the state government, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will attend ideological seminar during Simhastha and meet representatives of Akhadas. The Minister said that Simhastha related works are being undertaken rapidly. Arrangements for toilets, lights etc will be completed within a week. The Minister said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, free power will be supplied to all Akhadas. He said that all works will be completed in accordance with Akhadas’ wish and coordination. An ambulance will be deployed in every Akhada. Besides, a liaisoning officer will also be deployed.

At the joint meeting of Akhada Parisahd and administration, the Parishad fixed Praveshai (Peshwai) dates of 10 major Akhadas. Peshwai date of Mr. Panchdashnam Juna Akhada has been fixed as March 27, Mr. Panchayati Avhan Akhada April 10, Mr. Taponidhi Niranjani Akhada April 11, Mr. Panchayati Agni Akhada April 14, Mr. Panchayati Anand Akhada, April 15, Mr. Panchayati Naya Udaseen Akhada April 17, Mr. Panchayati Mahanirwani Akhada April 18, Mr. Panch Atal Akhada and Mr. Nirmal Akhada April 19 and Mr. Panchayat Bada Udaseen Akhada April 20. Dates of Peshwai of remaining 3 Akhads including Mr. Nirwani Ani Akhada, Mr. Digambar Ani Akhada and Mr. Nirmohi Ani Akhada will be announced later.