Glory of Naimisharanya unparalleled, says Yogi

  • | Friday | 23rd February, 2024

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, emphasised the boundless splendour of Naimisharanya, noting that its significance echoed across various religious scriptures. During the inauguration of the Sthapna-Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav of Sri Sri Jagdamba Raj Rajeshwari temple and the Chitshakti gate of the new temple, he highlighted its reference in revered texts such as the Ramcharitmanas by Saint Tulsidas. It was here that thousands of sages, guided by Lord Vedvyas, engaged in deep meditation and gave Indias rich heritage of Vedic wisdom and science in a written form, he said. Further elaborating, the chief minister mentioned significant events tied to Naimisharanya, such as Maharishi Dadhichis donation of his bones during the Devasur battle. Part of Satis tongue had fallen at this place in the form of Lalita Devi. Shaktipeeth. The sacred abode of Maa Lalita Devi and Chakratirtha is located here. Connecting the dots, Saint Sanmukhanand Puri Ji Maharaj established Rajarajeshwari temple and ashram, he said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, after offering prayers at the site, underscored the significance of Jagdamba Rajarajeshwari, whose rituals serve as a guiding light for the nation, society and individual conduct towards public welfare. Keeping in mind the importance of Naimish teertha, the government has taken several steps. Action is underway to develop it as a pilgrimage site, he said. Highlighting that religion is much more than just a set of rituals, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath emphasised its role in guiding individuals towards virtuous paths. He stressed the universal significance of Sanatan Dharma, stating that as long as it thrives, humanity will continue to progress towards collective welfare. Conversely, any threat to Sanatan Dharma jeopardises the well-being of humanity as a whole, he added. Reflecting on the spiritual journey of Saint Shanmukhanand Puri Ji Maharaj, who devoted years to meditation along the banks of the river Narmada, the chief minister noted the tangible fruits of his devotion in the form of the Rajarajeshwari ashram and temple. A new dimension and gem is being added to the Naimish area with the Rajarajeshwari ashram and temple (Naimish kshetra mein nayi kadi aur nayi mani judne ja rahi hai), he remarked.  Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath praised the nationwide initiatives led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi aimed at revitalising Indias rich cultural heritage. He highlighted the remarkable transformation of iconic sites like Kashi Vishwanath, Mahakaal, Kedarpuri, Badrinath Dham, and Ayodhya, which have rekindled the faith of millions of Sanatan Dharma followers after centuries. Expressing his vision for Naimisharanya, the chief minister emphasised the importance of restoring its ancient glory, not only for religious reasons but also for economic growth. He underscored the potential for creating employment opportunities for thousands of local youth through the rejuvenation of the pilgrimage site. Reflecting on the economic boost experienced by traders in Ayodhya post-consecration, he emphasised the trickle-down effect of such developments on all sections of society. Furthermore, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reiterated the overarching goal of the initiatives spearheaded by Prime Minister Modi, which transcends barriers of caste, creed, attire and cuisine. He emphasised that when every citizen dedicates their efforts and achievements to the service of the nation, Indias ascent as a global powerhouse becomes inevitable. He stressed the symbiotic relationship between public welfare and national progress, asserting that the two are inseparable and indispensable for the nations advancement. Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker Narendra Singh Tomar also expressed his views. During this, Saint Swami Sanmukhanand Puri Maharaj, Jagadguru Ramanujacharya, who came from Ayodhya, Sugriva Kiladhish Vishesh Prapancharya ji, Kamadgiri Peethadhishwar Ramswaroopacharya ji Maharaj, Narsingh Peethadhishwar Narsingh Das ji, Swami Vidya Chaitanya ji Maharaj, MP Ashok Rawat, MLC Pawan Singh Chauhan, MLA Ramakrishna Bhargava, Manish Rawat, Nirmal Kumar Verma, Gyan Tiwari, District Panchayat Chairperson Shraddha Sagar, Bharatiya Janata Party district president Rajesh Shukla, former Madhya Pradesh Minister Rampal Singh and others were present.

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