Unique amalgam of art and culture during Simhastha

Tribal artistes perform at cultural programmes

simha9.5.16Bhopal, May 8, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  On the eve of second Shahi Snan of Simhastha at Ujjain, large number of devotees from India and abroad enjoyed various arts whole night by listening to spiritual and religious discourses at various Akharas. Tribal artistes from various states of the country with their unique musical instruments gave presentations on tribal arts and culture.   At Bhoj Manch on Sadawal road, artistes of Santhal tribe of Jharkhand won hearts of audience through their performance. A 15-member troupe led by Jamshedpur’s Ramchandra Marandi presented tribal dance and drama focusing on creation of Earth in Santhali dialect, which left the audience spell-bound. Sikkim’s Sorathi Marini artiste Tulsi Khanal and troupe mesmerized the audience with presentation of Balan dance. Lakhs of devotees are enjoyiong bhajan-kirtan and cultural presentations at Akharas of saints and seers on the holy soil of Ujjain during Simhastha.

They also mince no words in lavishing praise on excellent arrangements made by the state government for Simhastha. Overwhelmed by devotion after taking the holy dip in Kshipra river, Rekha Wasne from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh said that she would never forget scenes of Ujjain’s Simhastha. Rekha who had come for only 2 days, got so much enamoured with Mahakal’s city Ujjain that she has decided to return only after taking the holy dip during last Snan.