NEPAL PERFORMS IN
A viSSH`v shaanti yGN
PEACE IN NEPAL AND THE WORLD
By RANI GURUNG KAKSHAPATI
Hardwar-the holy city in Uttar Anchal, North India,
witnessed a different Arati in
Harki Paidi, offered by thousands of devout Nepali and Indians on the 18th
They had traveled to Hardwar at the behest of their Guru,
Ananta Shree Bhibhushit Muktinath Pithdiswor Swami Kamal Nayan Acharya of
Muktinath, Nepal, to take part in the Mahayagya.
In an unprecedented move of religious conviction, Swami
Jee had taken a Maha Sangkalpa to
perform the Vishwa Shanti Mahayagya
in Hardwar to pray for peace in Nepal and the world.
The success of the Mahayagya
meant that the image of Nepal was presented in a positive manner, and
goodwill gained for Lord Muktinath, for
Shaligrams and in general for the people of Nepal.
The extolling of a Nepali Swami in the highest of terms by
all dignitaries and common people present at the Mahayagya was also a matter
of pride for all Nepalis.
Bhagwath Paths and Yagyas were performed enthusiastically by Nepali and
Indian devotees from the 8th to 14th November, 2005 in at least 350
different towns and cities of India as part of the
Prominent Sadhuus, Santas and intellectuals attended all three days of the
closing function from 17th to 19th November, 2005.
The chief guest of the first day's function was Ashoke
Shinghal Jee, President of the Vishwa Hindu
Parishad Intern-ational. The President spoke of the religious and
social significance of such a Mahayagya
and thanked the chief initiator Swami Kamal Nayan Acharya for upholding the
important tenets of Satana Dharma.
Governer of Uttar Anchal Sudharshan Agarwal, the second day's Chief Guest,
highlighted the age-old links between Nepal and India and said it was an
honor that Hardwar was chosen for an event of such spiritual significance.
Father of disappeared Dipendra Pant displays a
placard with slogan written as 'Where is my son?' during a demonstration in
front of United Nation's Office, in Kathmandu, Saturday, December 10, 2005. The
demonstration was staged jointly by families affected by conflicts from both
warring sides to mark the Human Rights day.
A student hurls a tear gas canister back to the riot
police during protest demonstration at Amrit Science College in Kathmandu,
Sunday, December 4, 2005.Photo: NARENDRA SHRESTHA
A YOUNG NEPALI
(one who has attained divinity)
Swami Kamal Nayan Acharya,
the phenomenal young Nepali "Sidhi or Yagya
Purush" from Muktnath is also called "Akhanda
Jyoti Baba" as he has performed important Yagyas in his young
life. He is an intense patriot, wanting to reform society inside out with
his prayers, counsels and sacrifices. He has been holding such important
Yagyas all over Nepal, maintaining Gurukulums, Ved Vidyas-hrams, Medical
Servi-ce Centers, including for the first time in Nepal, a Kanya Gurukulum.
He regularly conducts Dhanyachals, Mahasaptas, Vedic Summits, Sant Sammelans,
Pancha Laxmi Poojans and such acts of social and religious benefit. He was
instrumental in unearthing the Gajendra Moksha Triveni Dham in Nawalparasi
district. Swami jeee's wish is to revive such important places of worship
still undiscovered in the five religious sectors of Nepal.
THE CEREMONY OF mahaa-yGN
OFFERING TO 330 MILLION Devtaao (GODS)
FOR WORLD PEACE
WITH 20 MILLION Divaa on gNgaa nDi
(gHii lamps for worship)
The hand-prepared wicker and butter lights for the Yagya on the 18th
November, had exceeded the stipulated 10 million lights brought from Nepal
and reached a whopping 20 million by the time the lights were actually lit.
The lights all seemed to light up by themselves as Swami
Jee took the blessings of Ganga Mata
and offered his Arati.
Devotees bathed in the holy river, offered prayers for peace and sang
bhajans. Many remarked (including the
Santas) that they had never seen such a sight in their lives before nor
would they see it in the future.
All were delighted by the way, in which the
"deep prajwalan" programme succeeded on the 18th Nov, 2005.
The devout onlookers praised the
Mahayagya for the spiritual
awakening it would provide specially at a time when skepticism runs high in
society and faith dwindles for lack of true commitment.
The morning of the 17th November, 2005 witnessed the grand
Kalash Yatra for peace. It turned
out a huge gathering of Santas, devotees, intellectuals and the public.
A large Kalash of the height of Swami Kamal Nayan Acharya,
carried the holy waters of the Krishna Gandaki and Ganga Rivers.
"Pancha Kanyas" dressed in Nepali
Style, a majestic elephant, music bands and horse carriages, created a grand
The Maha Kalsh is returning to Nepal on the 25th December 2005, after making
a tour of the holy cities of India.
There is a Shobha Yatra
and Abhishek programme planned for
Bhairawaha and Kathm-andu as well.
The people of Hardwar have requested that the main
Kalash be left behind in Hardwar
where they will establish it at a traffic center and name it "Muktinath