AT NIRANJANI, JUNA AKHADAS, SEERS ANOINTED AS MAHAMANDALESHWARS

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh -

PRAYA­GRAJ : Juna and Niranjani akhadas anointed Mahamandaleshwars on Sun­day. Juna akhada anointed Kan­haiya Prabhu who rep­re­sents the Dalit so­ci­ety and two women Kan­desh­wari Giri and Vaish­navi Devi Giri as Mahamandaleshwars or high priests.

Amidst chant­ing of Vedic hymns at their camp in Sec­tor 14, Kan­haiya Prabhu, Khan­desh­wari Giri, Vaish­navi Giri, Pragyanand, Ashok­nath Giri, Ghan­shyam Giri, Avikmuk­tanand Giri, Gne­shanand Giri were anointed as Mahamandaleshwars.

Their gu­rus com­pleted the rit­u­als in the pres­ence of Juna Akhada pa­tron Ma­hant Hari Giri and other se­nior seers.

At Niranjani Akhada, Ashutoshanand of Varanasi was anointed as the heir to his guru Ram Se­wak Giri. ‘Pt­tab­hishek’ of Swami Ashutoshanand was per­formed un­der Niranjani Akhada pres­i­dent Ravin­dra Puri, sec­re­tary Naren­dra Giri, deputy ma­hant Ashish Giri. Ma­hant Naren­dra Giri said Sad­hwi Ni­ran­jan Jy­oti will be anointed as ma­haman­dalesh­war on Mon­day.

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Seers dur­ing the▪ anoint­ment cer­e­mony

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