- CM inaugurates Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran Katha at Gorakshanath Ashram in Baghpat
- Preservation of religious places increases positivity in society: Yogi Adityanath
- Baghpat was among the five villages Lord Krishna had requested from Duryodhana: Yogi
By Our Correspondent
Baghpat: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, said that India’s festivals are the carriers of the tradition of joy and enthusiasm with no place for sorrow and mourning.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Shrimad Bhagavat Katha Mahapuran organized at Shri Guru Gorakshanath Ashram in Nangal village, Baghpat, he said, “We have consistently worked to promote India’s traditions with a positive mindset.”
The Chief Minister highlighted the historical significance of Baghpat, saying that the land “dates back to the Mahabharat era. It was among the five villages Lord Krishna had requested from Duryodhana.”
Prior to this, CM Yogi visited and offered prayers at the Guru Gorakshanath Temple and Navdurga Temple on the Ashram premises. He also planted a Rudraksha tree in the vicinity. Additionally, he inaugurated the grand Satsang Bhavan.
The Chief Minister noted that recently, the state celebrated Vijayadashami, a festival symbolizing the triumph of truth, righteousness and justice over falsehood, injustice and evil.
On the inauguration of Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran Katha, the Chief Minister said that this Mahapuran is actually ‘Gyan Yagya’, and is closely related to liberation and salvation of a soul through knowledge. “People often seek salvation by visiting various holy places and performing acts of charity and sacrifice, he remarked.
“The concept of salvation or liberation can vary for different individuals, such as for monks, it means breaking free from the cycle of birth and death, and for family persons, it means reaping the fruits of their good deeds. This Mahapuran encompasses knowledge, devotion, and detachment”, he added.
The Chief Minister praised Mahant Yogi Arjunnath Ji of the Ashram for inviting saints, yogis, and devotees from different parts of the country to this event. He said that Yogi Arjunnath has constructed a large auditorium and a pond here, urging local residents to step forward to preserve them. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in various religious activities during the event, which will increase positivity in society, he pointed out
Furthermore, the Chief Minister praised Ms. Neeraj Sharma, who was reciting the Shrimad Bhagavat Purana, and said that the Vedas, which are recited by scholars, contain all the hymns composed by sages. For this, CM Yogi appreciated the veneration of women power.
On this occasion, MP Satyapal Singh, State Government Minister KP Malik, prominent saints of Nath sect mainly Mahant Krishnanath ji, Samudranath ji, Mahant Shernath ji Maharaj, were present. Apart from the program organizer Maharaj Arjunnath, Nath sect representatives and saints from all over the country, as well as scholars of different philosophies, were also in attendance.