JAMMU, Jan 21: Sharda Peeth PoK featured for the first time in ongoing Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj solely due to the efforts of Save Sharda Committee Kashmir.
“We have set up a separate plot of land in Prayagraj to highlight Sharda Peeth at Sector 6, Prayagraj (UP), this year. An exhibition on archives and recent developments on reopening of Sharda Peeth will be depicted in the exhibition being held here,” Ravinder Pandita, founder and Head, Save Sharda Committee, Kashmir said in a press release today.
On 6th February, the committee is holding a special session on exploration of Sharda Peeth by inviting all prominent Shankracharyas of Puri, Kanchi, Badri, Dwarka, Gokarna and Shingeri mutts. A resolution will be passed unanimously towards reopening of Sharda pilgrimage, which has not taken place ever since partition.
Sharda Divas will be celebrated on 8th February and a special “Sharda Kumbh bath” will be organized that day, which is also Nirvan Divas of Swami Nand Lal ji, the last saint to sit on Sharda Peeth upto 1948.
Save Sharda committee Kashmir has developed people to people contact across LoC and is pressing hard for reopening of the pilgrimage as well exploring Sharda -the oldest Civilization. The Committee has already written with reminder representations to PM, HM and EAM regarding the reopening of the pilgrimage particularly in the wake of Kartarpur Corridor reopening.