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‘Darshan’ of holy flagpole continues at Guru Ram Rai Darbar



Dehradun, 31 Mar: After the raising of the holy flagpole, ‘Shri Jhandeji’ on Saturday, sangats continued to arrive at the Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib, here, today.

Devotees paid obeisance at the Jhande Ji and prayed for their wishes to be fulfilled. Long queues were formed by the devotees that had come from India and abroad, as also the locals, to avail ‘darshan’ of Mahant Devendra Dass, who showered his blessings on them.

The Mahant urged the devotees to lead an ideal life, caring for the environment and getting rid of social evils.

He also delivered knowledge about attaining ‘Moksha’ and being free from the life and death cycle. He said that all must ensure their roles in nation-building by being the ideal person-ideal family. He delivered the ‘Guru Mantra’ and described the significance of ‘Guru Mahima’.

On 1 April, the traditional ‘Nagar Parikrama’ will be held under the mentorship of Mahant Devendra Dass. He will lead the ‘Sangat’ and the Doonites on a round of the city.

Deputy Manager at Shri Darbar Sahib, Vijay Gulati stated that, as per the tradition, the ‘Nagar Parikrama’ is carried out on the third day of the raising of the Holy Flag Pole. The ‘Nagar Parikrama’ will begin at 7 a.m. from the Darbar Sahib premises. More than 25,000 devotees will participate. It will reach Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School, Bindal, via the Saharanpur Chowk and Kanwali Road. Here the devotees will be distributed the ‘prasadam’ of ‘Chana, murmura and Gur’. From there the ‘Nagar Parikrama’ will go to Tilak Road, Tagore Villa, Clock Tower, Paltan Bazaar, Lakhi Bagh Police Station, on to Ritha Mandi and reach Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School, Bombay Bagh, where the devotees will be distributed with sugarcane as prasad. The devotees will then pay their respects at the ‘Samadhi Sthal of the Mahants’. Then, passing through Saharanpur Chowk, the Nagar Parikramma will end at the Darbar Sahib at noon. Doonites will welcome the procession and provide refreshment to the ‘Nagar Parikrama’.