Collective ‘Gudhi Puja’ organised at 338 locations across 4 States with temple cleaning and pledge to establish Surajya

  • Initiative by Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangh, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and other devout Hindu organisations

  • Committed to put ‘Ram Rajya’ in everyday practice from Gudhi Padwa

Hindus taking a pledge for the establishment of Surajya after collective Gudhi Puja

Mumbai : “On the auspicious occasion of the Hindu New Year, Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangh, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, temple trustees, priests, devout Hindu organisations, and devout Hindus came together to celebrate Gudhi Puja at approximately 338 locations across the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, and Uttar Pradesh. Notably, this year, many places also undertook collective temple cleaning initiatives. Following the Gudhi Puja, all participants took a collective pledge to work towards establishing Surajya,” stated Mr Sunil Ghanwat, Coordinator of Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangh and State Coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti for Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

1. Gudhis were collectively hoisted at 239 locations in Maharashtra, 60 in Karnataka, 35 in Goa, and 4 in Uttar Pradesh. Notably, prominent temples such as the Jyotirlinga Shri Bhimashankar Devasthan at Pune, Jyotirlinga Shri Grishneshwar Devasthan at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, and Shri Vighnahar Ganapati Temple at Ozar (Pune) took the lead in this initiative. Collective Gudhis were also raised in public places, squares, and grounds.

Gudhis were collectively hoisted at Jyotirlinga Shri Grishneshwar Devasthan in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar

2. At Shri Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Devasthan, Abhishek rituals were conducted on the Deity Shiva with the aim of establishing Ram Rajya and providing strength to all devotees advocating for it.

3. Women played a significant role in many areas, with spontaneous and enthusiastic participation noted. In Mumbai and Pune, the girls from the Ranaragini wing of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti demonstrated self-defence techniques. Furthermore, numerous individuals joined Hindu New Year processions throughout the State.

Hindu women gathered in large number


Hindu women gathered in large number

Self-defense shown by Ranaragini youth

From this Gudhi Padwa, resolve to establish RamRajya in your personal and social life – Mr Sunil Ghanwat

Mahasangh’s Mr Sunil Ghanwat said,” In Hindu Dharma, a resolve to perform auspicious acts is made especially on the three and a half muhurts (Auspicious times). Gudhi Padwa is one of these. Instating the Idol of Shri Ramlalla in Ayodhya recently has given the Nation a spiritual foundation.

Now, as the next step, Ram Rajya needs to be established in our Nation. Prabhu Shriram established the ideal Ram Rajya which ensured the welfare of all people. To be able to establish Ram Rajya in the Nation, first the people have to make efforts for some years to effectively bring Ram Rajya in their personal and social life. For this, one has to perform spiritual practice and resolve to lead a moral and virtuous life. Efforts must be made to oppose corruption, immorality, and anarchy in social life. It is only through the initiative of a sattvik society that Nation building based on Spirituality, meaning, establishing a Ram Rajya is possible; hence, resolve to bring Ram Rajya in your personal and social life from this Gudhi Padwa.”

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