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Vijayvargiya holds yajna for Mahajan

THE BUNGALOW No B-10/74 is not new to religious activities since the Minister for PWD, Power and IT, Kailash Vijayvargiya, shifted here. The bungalow again witnessed high-intensity religious activities yesterday and today. However, the difference this time lay in the number of sadhus and saints. The gathering was quite unusually big.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2006 01:19 IST

THE BUNGALOW No B-10/74 is not new to religious activities since the Minister for PWD, Power and IT, Kailash Vijayvargiya, shifted here. The bungalow again witnessed high-intensity religious activities yesterday and today. However, the difference this time lay in the number of sadhus and saints. The gathering was quite unusually big.

As many as 102 sadhus and saints drawn from several states ‘swarmed’ the bungalow and literally converted it into a muth. They recited Ramcharitmanas verses, performed yajna and havan, practiced some difficult ‘sadhnas’ with smoldering cow-dung cakes - all for speedy recovery of Pramod Mahajan who is battling for life at a Mumbai hospital.

The scene at the bungalow reminded of Simhastha 2004, which Vijayvargiya had incidentally headed as minister in-charge while surrounded by sadhus and saints. Obviously, it was his Simhastha connections that he urged the mahants and their followers to come to the State capital and perform the rituals.

Vijayvargiya and his wife Asha Vijayvargiya spared no effort to make arrangements for the yajna and havan and please the sadhus. The 24-hour-long Ramcharitmanas Paath ended this afternoon. The period also saw Mahamrityunjay Jaap, Shatchandi Yajna, Panchagni Sadhna, Shatagni Sadhna, Dwadas Agni Sadhna, Chaurasi Agni Sadhna, Koti Agni Shadhna and Khappar Agni Sadhna. And then it was the time for mass feast (prasad) organised in the backyard.

Though political observers drew different inferences, Vijayvargiya said that blessings (dua) were more effective than medicines (dava). “It would not promote superstition, for religious affairs had been an inherent part of our social fabric”, he added.

First Published: Apr 26, 2006 01:19 IST