"Protecting the existence of the purifying of the deprived. "
Mahasmashanath mundir mahant
Manikarnika ghat Varanasi, U.P.
270 km east of Haridwar is a place called Gangotri. This place not easily accessible, is a bit more today thanks to roads and the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism. A 17-18 km away, there is another place, Gomukh, still difficult to access. Gomukh is the very spot where the water of our Mother Ganga first touched the earth.
The king Bhagirath, which for the release of his ancestors had done indescribable penances with inflexible perseverance, managed to bring Her upon the earth. Bhagirath handed you the responsibility of her future in your hands. The flow of
Because it emerges from the finger of Vishnu, it is also called Vishnoupadi (Issued from foot of Vishnu). Brahma collected Vishnoupadi in its camandalou (pot water ritual) and splashed it on earth to purify it. It felt with such power that the compassionate Shiva had to hold it on his tied hair. He left a net flow of water between two solid wicks. This is the water that is nowdays accessible without the slightest effort. Other stories tell of the relationship we are united with
It was necessary to write these things, so that we become aware of that, if everything happened for us, it is because we are rich from that water, so we must have a sense of dedication. We can act to improve its condition.
According to the Hindu religion, these waters ensure the purity of our present, our past and our future. Brahma Vishnu and Shiva, according to our records, all three are remarkable. They are the creators, protector and destructor of the creation. Those who are All for our sacred texts, what kind of relationship they have with
The spiritual value of the waters of this river is given in one verse:
vikkhyaate paapam May hara jaanhavi / /
gangetiyo bruuyaad yojnaanaa shatairapi /
sarv paapebhyo vishnu lokanchya gacchati / /
Goswami Tulsidas gives it the power to confer the ultimate liberation by sight, touch, immersion or ingestion. For those of us who live in Kashi, these four acts are carrying fruits but we do not measure the content. In our city, people of all faiths live and use the water. But what is for Muslims the importance of this water? Some items will also encourage the faithful of this confession hoped the cleaning of the river. In "Akbar laws", it is mentioned that Akbar believed the waters of
Some things are forcing us to have faith on Her and Her charisma. Even if one keep
Even today, Kashi, or in any place where you put in the mouth of a dying a little water of the Ganges and a few sheets of Tulsi, this man knows moksha and is free from the circle of births and deaths. A reflection is necessary to know the immediate benefits of this river, and its spiritual benefits. Kashi is a tourist place, and many hotels and guesthouses have been built to accommodate its visitors. When tourists come to Kashi, their first desire is to see ghats from the river during a boat trip. For those who do pujas on the ghats, which called themselves "son of
After asking who are responsible for the condition of Mother Ganga, we must give an answer for Her rehabilitation.
The first cause is our industry whose factories throw their waste into the river, as though it were a dustbin. The government says nothing because pockets of some senior officials will meet this trade. But we also play a role on this drama: we let in it our garlands, flowers and all the dirt of the ghats. People from villages in the
Despite all this, the waters of the
Today, any effort to do so is quickly discredited. But if we head on, everything is possible. Those who are part of the Hindu religion in our city, are in the majority. But they are not organized. Is the use of this water is forbidden to someone, or a caste? No, it belongs to everyone. We need to save this universal wealth, to meet together and to make a single effort.
A Kashi, there are such organizations and such persons that if they have the responsibility to, they can be able to make
Baba Nagnath Yogeshwar, pujari (officiating) Mahashmashan Sthitashutosh
Many residents of Kashi, we owe it to those who love our religion, in India and the rest of the world, the success of this action so that the sacrifice is done and that, involving body and soul (and wealth), we save who is the support of our lives.
With body and soul into this project:
Santosh Kumar Nigam The pious people of Kashi
(Kashi dharmanishth janta ka)
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