New Delhi, 20 Dec: Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang attended Sri Sri Astottarashat (108) Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana and Nava Kundiya Divine Disaster Relief Viswa Shanti Mahayagya at Jorethang playground, on Tuesday.
The day witnessed the presence of Sadhu Krusnapriya Swamy, Sadhu Sarweswar Swamy, Sadhu Munismaran Swamy, Ghanasyam Bhagat ji, MLA Zoom-Salghari, Press Advisor to CM, along with officials and staff from the line departments and devotees from all six districts, neighbouring states and also from Nepal.
While addressing the gathering, the chief minister expressed his gratitude and extended his appreciation to the organising committee in successfully conducting the mahapuran. He also informed that one of the main motive of the puran is to pray for the souls, who lost their lives on 4th October due to flashfloods.
He asserted that under the state government every individual has the freedom to practice any religion and shared the importance of inner peace and to eradicate egoism from within.He informed that this puran has not only benefited the sikkimese people but for the devotees from across nation.
He mentioned about various dhams that have been constructed including Brindavan Dham Dodak, Kriteshwar Mahadev temple, Legship and Rolu Mandir for the people who could not travel far off places due to various health issues. He also informed about the recently inaugurated Indrakil Sikkim Bhavan “Home for all” at Varanasi. He acknowledged the devotees for their relentless dedication in imparting their knowledge among people.
At the outset, he announced that “Sandhya Aarti Sthaal” will be constructed at the confluence of Rangit and Rambang River.
The Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana for the day was led by Guruji Keshav Saran Adhikari, wherein he shared the teachings on religious ethics that competes with the vedas that devotion ultimately leads to self-knowledge, salvation and bliss.He also expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister and the organising committee for this week-long viswashanti mahayagya for the welfare of the sikkimese people.
It may be mentioned here that this nine days mahapurana was organised by Sri Dattatreya Seva Sangh, Sikkim in collaboration with Happy Health India, Sikkim Vir Gorkha Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association and National Resource Care, which will conclude on 21st of December.