Mortal remains of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal will be immersed in the Chanderbhaga Sangam on November 28 in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti. The Sangam is a religious place in the region and where locals performed Hindu after-cremation rituals similar to those performed at the Ganga in Haridwar.
In a press communiqué issued to the media, VHP state general secretary Manoj Kumar stated that on November 23, Ashok Singhal’s mortal remains would brought to Himachal Pradesh where locals will be able to pay homage to the departed soul. Later, on November 28, his mortal remains would be immersed in the Chanderbhaga Sangam and rituals will be performed as per both Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
Arrangements have been made and all rituals will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Chander Mohan Parsheera.
Chander and Bhaga rivers in the valley confluence at Chanderbhaga Sangam. The place is pious to both Hindus as well as Budhhists.
Ashok Singhal was the international working president of the VHP for over 20 years until, following a long bout of diminishing physical health; he was succeeded by Praveen Togadia in December 2011. Ashok Singhal took his last breath on November 17 at Medanta Medicity hospital in Gurgaon.