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Seers express unhappiness over Nasik water

Expressing "unhappiness" over the polluted waters in 'Kushvarta-teerth', mahants and sadhus have asked the administration to provide clean water in the sacred ponds for the Kumbh Mela to be held in August this year.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2003 15:01 IST

Expressing "unhappiness" over the polluted waters in 'Kushvarta-teerth', mahants and sadhus have asked the administration to provide clean water in the sacred ponds for the Kumbh Mela to be held in August this year.

At an informal meeting at Trimbakeshwar near here, the mahants and sadhus of ten important 'akhadas' warned the administration of "extreme step" if it failed to meet their demands on the issue in next 15 days.

The saints discussed variuos problems being faced by devotees at the Kumbh Mela. They also asked the administration to protect the Kushavarta-teerth from flood waters.

Akhil Bhartiya Shaddarshan Akhada Parishad President Swami Sagaranand Saraswati, Mahant Siddheshwar Bharti (Juna akhada), Shankargiri (niranjani) among others attended the meeting.

First Published: Jun 26, 2003 15:01 IST