The grand finale of Rajim Maghi Punni Mela in the holy Sadhu-Santas
Rajim's spirit generates a new emotion - Dr. Charandas Mahant
The Colorful Rajim Maghi Punni Mela lasted fifteen days, will be always remembered for revival of Chhattisgarhi culture
Raipur, 21 February 2020 The grand finale of Rajim Maghi Punni Mela-2020, which lasted for 15 days from 09 February to 21 February, on the banks of the holy Triveni Sangam, called Prayag Raj, Chhattisgarh, today, 21 February Mahashivratri at 7 pm, Chief Hospitality of Speaker Dr. Charan Das Mahant Was completed in The program was chaired by Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu, Minister of Religion and Public Works. Revenue Minister Shri Jaisingh Agrawal was present as the guest of honor. Mahamandaleshwar Ishwar Das Ji Maharaj-Rishikesh, Yogiraj Swami Shri Gyanwaroopananda (Akri) Ji Maharaj-Jodhpur, Mahant Shri Ramsundaradas Ji Maharaj, Mahant Sadhvi Pragya Bharati Ji, Mahant Jaleshwar Ji Maharaj-Ayodhya, Mahant Govardhan Sharan Ji Maharaj, Sant Vichar Saheb, The dignity of Nawapara and other distinguished monks was present.
On this occasion Rajim MLA Mr. Amitesh Shukla, Abhanpur MLA Mr. Dhanendra Sahu, Sihawa MLA Dr. Smt. Lakshmi Dhruv in the special hospitality and former MLA Gurmukh Singh Hora, Chairman of Nagar Palika Parishad Gobra Nawapara Mr. Dhanraj Madhani and Chairman of Nagar Panchayat Rajim Smt. Rekha Raju Sonkar and Commissioner Mr. G.R. Churendra, Collector Mr. Shyam Dhawade, Police Officer Mr. M.R. Local public representatives including Ahire and large number of devotees were present.
All the guests lit the lamp in the idol of Lord Shri Rajiv Lochan and offered prayers. Earlier, by joining Mahanadi Aarti, he wished for prosperity and prosperity of the state. On this occasion, the chief guest of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, Dr. Charandas Mahanta said that a new feeling arises in the rag only by saying Rajim. Just as the arrival of spring season brings a new communication in nature, similarly the arrival of sage saints creates a unique feeling in the mind. Their arrival brings spiritual bliss.
He said that Rajim has given birth to many Vibhuti. A new faith and belonging is being born in the state. Everyone has cooperation and participation in what is being coined in the state today. He spoke of the glory of Rajim. On the use of pottery, he said how to forget the soil. The way the pottery was used by Prashan is commendable. He also shared the experience of America. Told that the people of Chhattisgarh settled in America still have the fragrance of the soil here. Shri Mahanta said that the saintly saints of the country should be invited to Rajim on a large scale so that the dignity and grandeur of Punni Mela will be further enhanced.
On the occasion, Minister of Religion Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu said that Rajim Kumbh was renamed as Punni Mela according to the culture of the state in the first cabinet meeting. It will be made better by the suggestion of the people. He congratulated the local fair committee and administration for the success of the fair. He said that he himself enjoyed the program and the local sports. According to the announcement of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, 25 acres fair has been selected. In the coming year, the basic structure of the fair will be developed and the fair will be organized at the new site.
Revenue Minister Shri Jaisingh Agrawal said that in the last one year, the government has undertaken several development programs. He congratulated and wished for the success of this event. Addressing the function, Mahamandaleshwar Ishwardas Ji Maharaj, the chief guest, praised the closure of plastic in the fair area. He said that if the intention and thinking is right then the work will definitely be successful. Conservation of culture, revitalization and appreciation of Narva, Garva, Ghurwa body plan. He explained the four components of the plan in detail. He also urged the government to ban liquor.
Local MLA Mr. Amitesh Shukla congratulated the fair for its historic success. He threw light on the importance of Rajim and said that organizing a fair without fanfare is a result of the government's thinking. Abhanpur MLA Shri Dhanendra Sahu said that Rajim was the only pilgrimage site in Central India. Rajiv Lochan has been sitting since the 5th century. He said that after the formation of the state, work was done to restore its dignity.
Collector Shyam Dhavade said in his report that the program was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel on the occasion of Maghi Punni Mela on 09 February. In the fair, confluence of faith, spirituality and culture as well as various conferences were organized. In this, the conference of farmers, tribals, mass marriages was prominent. In this way participation of every section of the society was ensured in this fair. He said that the use of plastic was banned in the fair this year. Chhattisgarhi sports competition was organized daily in the fair. In which 15 types of games were included. Teams of more than 500 Swachhagrahis were deployed for the entire sanitation campaign for the cleanliness of the Mela. Cultural programs of artists of Chhattisgarh culture were performed daily in the fair, in which prominent artists of the state made presentations. An exhibition of government departments has been organized in the fair, in which live demonstration of public welfare schemes has been done. A vigilant arrangement has been made by the police administration for the devotees coming to the fair. Cleanliness and security were also attended by 50 women commanders of the area. This year, more than 5 thousand saints and 4 lakh devotees took a dip of faith in the fair.