Simhastha-2016 begins at Ujjain

Ujjain: Simhastha-2016 began at Ujjain on Friday, with lakhs of devotees taking holy dip in sacred Kshipra river. Massive congregation of devotees on the river banks since early morning was a sight for the gods to see. It was enchanting and mesmerising to see Akhada’s saints, seers and Mahants scurrying towards the river and having the dip together amidst slogans singing glory of the God. All Akhadas came for Snan through the route prescribed for …

Action plan for transport system chalked out

Ujjain: An action plan for smooth transport system has been chalked out so that travellers from Indore to Ujjain during Simhastha face no problem. Arrangements have been made to ply over 600 buses daily from Vijay Nagar, Teen Imli, Bhaurasla, Gangwal and Sarwate bus stands in Indore city. From each bus stand, over 10 buses will start journey every minute. Initially, 600 buses will make over 5 sorties. Thus, over 3 thousand sorties will be …

Concrete arrangements to check fire incidents

Ujjain: Concrete arrangements have been made to deal with fire incidents during Simhastha beginning from April 22 at Ujjain. Temporary fire stations have been set up at 16 points in Mela area. Fire brigade engines will remain present at 24 points. Main permanent fire station at Koyla Phatak will for entire Mela area would also function 24X7. Immediate action will be ensured on receiving information about fire incident. Citizens have been urged to give information …

State distributing food-grains in Simhastha

Ujjain: Food and Civil Supplies Department as well as Corporation have started distributing food grains in Simhastha Mela area. Saints-seers are being provided subsidized sugar, rice, wheat flour and LPG cylinders. Simhastha Mela area has 40 fair price shops where materials have been stored in adequate quantity. In the first phase the department has got prepared 10,000 quintal wheat flour from Pithampur. Arrangements have been made to provide 60,000 MT wheat flour during Mela period. …

Second Peshwai of Simhastha taken out

Ujjain: Second Peshwai of century’s second Simhastha was taken out from Padao at Neelganga in Ujjain on Sunday. It was an occasion of joy and fervour for entire Ujjain city. People thronged to seek blessings of saints-seers right from Padao area. Saints and seers holding massive Dharm Dhwaj were leading the procession. The massive flag was followed by a saint beating drums. Another saint riding a horse was playing Damru. They were preceded by a …

Simhastha begins with Peshwai of Panchdashnam Akhada

Ujjain: Simhastha got underway at Ujjain today with Peshwai of Panchdashnam Juna Akhada. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife Sadhana Singh attended the first Peshwai. He met and sought blessings of Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Avdheshananda Giriji Maharaj, Akhada Parishad’s President Narendra Giriji, Juna Akhada’s Patron Hari Giriji, Mahamandaleshwar Pilot Baba, Mahant Golden Giriji Maharaj, other Mahamandaleshwars and Mahants.
The Chief Minister performed workship at Padao Sthal of Juna Akhada at Neel Ganga and …

Cabinet hikes salaries of legislators

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh legislators are set to become richer with the BJP-led state government giving a nod to revision of their salary and allowance. The decision was taken on Wednesday at the State cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The government gave a go-ahead for the rise in the salary and perks of members of the MP Assembly after a gap of six years. The Bill to this effect is expected to …

Concern over safety of women, children

Bhopal: Simhastha Central Committee’s Chairman Makhan Singh has stressed the need for paying attention to safety of children and women during Simhastha. He said that for the first time during Simhastha, modern technologies, especially IT are being used. For this, he laid emphasis on better mutual coordination. Singh was addressing a workshop on safety of children and women at Ujjain on Tuesday. Officers of Women’s Empowerment and Revenue departments participated in the workshop. Information was …