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 number of saints-seers showing stunts with swords and spears. It seemed as if saints and seers were destroying evil spirits.
Transport Minister and in-charge of the district Bhupendra Singh, Simhastha Central Committee’s President Makhan Singh, Divisional Commissioner Ravindra Pastor and a number of other officers took part in the Peshwai of Panchayati Ahwan Akhada and sought blessings.
Starting from Ahwan Akhada at Neelganga Padao, the Peshwai passed through Freeganj, Chanmunda Mata, Dewas Gate, Nai Sadak, Gopal Mandir, Dhaba Road and culminated at Akhada’s Chhaoni on Dani Gate to Sadawali road. There, spear of Akhada’s deity Ganesh was placed near Dharm Dhwaja.