Birthday celebrations of Dewarika Nath Shastri Maharaj begin

Samadhi Sathal of Swami Dwarika Nath Shastri at Sohanjana, Jammu where Maha Yagya is underway.
Samadhi Sathal of Swami Dwarika Nath Shastri at Sohanjana, Jammu where Maha Yagya is underway.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 16: As part of birthday celebrations of Swami Dewarika Nath Shastri Ji Maharaj, the sacred 108-Kundiya “Shri Gou Gopal Mahayagya” has begun with the performing of opening rituals amidst chanting of Vedic hymns at Holy Samadhi Sathal of Shri Shastri Ji Maharaj in Sohanjana, Jammu, which will conclude on December, 26 with “Purnahuti”.
Today on second day of the Mahayagya, “Kalash Yatra” procession was taken out from sacred Tawi river to the Yagya venue followed by performing of rituals under the supervision of learned Sanskrit scholars.
Former MLC, Vikramaditya Singh was prominent among those, who paid visit to the Yagya venue and expressed joy over solemnizing of this kind of spiritual event with sole motive of wellbeing of not only the people and devotees but for the whole creation of the Almighty God. He also extended good wishes to all the participants in the Yagya.
Speaking to media persons at the Yagya site, Swami Gangadhar Ji Maharaj, a young saint and son of Shastri Ji Maharaj, informed that this “108 Kundiya Gou Gopal Mahayagya” is being organized with the heavenly blessings of Shastri Ji Maharaj for universal peace and purity of the environment.
On this occasion, he recalled the last words of Shastri Ji Maharaj “Hame chahney waley hame eeint-patharon ki imarton mey na dekhtey huye kisi daridr narayan brikhsh-lataon ke roop mey dekhein…” (Those who love us they should not see us in the buildings made of bricks and stones but in the form of poor-down trodden and plants-trees…). “The Mahayagya is being solemnized only on the basis of this message, where cows would also be donated to the deserving people on the last day of the Yagya,” he said.
“Renowned saints and religious scholars from across the country are taking part in this mega religious event,” he informed, adding, “spiritual discourses and recitation of Vedic hymns along with offering of pure ghee made of cow milk and medicinal herbs during this 12-day long Mahayagya will purify and energize the atmosphere.”
“Worship and performing of pooja of Lord Shri Krishna along with holy cows daily during the days of Mahayagya will be main attraction of the programme,” Swami Ji further added.
He invited one and all to take part in the programme wholeheartedly and experience the spiritual bliss.