7 resolutions unanimously approved for Shriram Temple in Ayodhya including Deepotsav in all temples

‘District level temple trustee convention’ will be held in 16 Districts of Maharashtra

Shri Kshetra Ozar (District Pune) – A State level Mandir Mahasangh was announced at the conclusion of the second ‘Maharashtra Mandir Nyas Parishad’ held on 2nd and 3rd December at Shri Kshetra Ozar. It was mainly decided to implement Dress-Code in 264 temples of the State and to hold ‘District level temple trustee convention’ in 16 Districts. On this occasion, following resolutions were passed – all the temples under the Government control should be handed over to the devotees by the Maharashtra Government, the property/wealth of the temple should not be used for development works, the ancient and historical temples of Maharashtra should be restored by providing financial assistance, the devotees coming to the Lenyadri Shri Ganesh Temple should not be charged fee by the Survey of Archaeology, encroachment on pilgrimage sites and forts should be immediately removed by the Government, sale of liquor and meat in the vicinity of the holy places and other temples should be banned, and on the occasion of the Deepotsav of the Shriram Temple in Ayodhya, the Deepotsav should be organised in all the temples of the State.

Trustees of Shri Ashtavinayak Temples, Trustees of Jyotirlinga temples in Maharashtra, representatives of Sant Peethas, Sant Tukaram Maharaj Temple of Dehu, Nath Temple of Paithan, Shri Ram Temple of Gondavale, Ganapatipule Temple of Ratnagiri, Shri Ekveera Devi Temple, Mangalgraha Temple of Ammalner, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s temples and Muths officials Mr Jayaprakash Khot and Mr Mahesh Kulkarni as Parishadimore than 650 temple trust representatives from across the State, were present. In the future, everyone decided to build an ideal organisation of temples in Maharashtra for the country.

On this occasion, the State level functioning of the Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangh was announced. Mainly, the guiding board of the Mahasangh was announced and ‘invites’ have been announced at the District as well as Taluka level. In the future, everyone decided to carry out the work of the Mandir Mahasangh at the village level.

Discussion on various topics, guidance of dignitaries and group discussion during the two-day Mandir Parishad

The two-day Parishad covered issues such as – temple’s effective management, temple lands, Kul law and encroachment, vigilance while renovating temples, problems faced by the priests and solutions, how to make temples a centre of Sanatan’s Dharmaprachar, Dress-Code in temples, temple trustees and priests-trustees programmes, Charity Commissioner’s office and coordination of temples, etc. Guidance was given on various topics. Regarding the management of temples, former Charity Commissioner Dilip Deshmukh said that ideal management can be done if the devotees are kept as the focal point while managing the temple. Ritvik Aurangabadkar of Banganga Tirthkshetra Temple in Mumbai said that we will restore the Walkeshwar Mahadev temple through the Maharashtra Mandir Parishad. Sadguru Swati Khadye, Dharmapracharak of Sanatan Sanstha appealed that ‘every temple should be a focal point of dharmaprasar’.

Let’s try to preserve religion, culture and tradition through the Parishad – Girish Shah, Member, Animal Welfare Board of India, Government of India

A temple is a means of uplifting the entire Hindu community. Cultural education should be imparted in every temple. Sanatan tradition should be taught. One temple should visit other temples and help each other. Money in the temple is Dharmadravya. All of us should try to preserve our religion, culture and tradition through this Parishad.

Villagers wholeheartedly fighting to prevent Kanifnath temple not to be taken over by Waqf – Advocate Mr Prasad Kolse Patil

The Muslim community has lawfully taken control of the prized property of Kanifnath Temple and merged all the properties in Waqf. They also named Kanifnath temple as Hazrat Ramzan Shah Dargah. Religious fanatics have also applied to name this dargah’s name on the Satbara passage. As soon as the villagers come to know about this matter, the Gramsabha agreed that they should all unite and not take any registrations on the temple and the property. The villagers are fighting wholeheartedly to prevent the Kanifnath temple from being taken over by the Waqf.

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