Kumbh Mela Programme
Twice a day, meals in the form of a special ‘bhog’ will be served to
mahatmas, devotees, pilgrims, and everyone else.
We feed many hundreds every day, as well as providing
‘nashta’, tea, coffee, bottled water, and prasad throughout the day.
Once during the mela we make a feast accompanied by dakshinas
for the entire Juna Akhara in which we feed ALL of our sadhus and mahatmas
present at the Kumbh Mela, offer dakshinas to all according to rank,
and even send dakshinas to many mahatmas who could not attend.
We hope to feed 25.000 mahatmas in this one Samashti Bhandara.
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We will perform a 5 day SAHASRA CHANDI YAJNA during the first week of February.
Please let us know if you would like to be a Yajaman.
Daily darshan of Naga Babas and great mahatmas
Shri Mahants Baba Rampuri Ji and Mangalanand Puri Ji
host the Shri Kapil Puri Parivar Darbar,
at which most of the important mahatmas of Juna Akhara,
as well as a diversity of other mahatmas, make frequent appearances.
Ashirvad is given with mantras and vibhuti from the dhuni.
There are also frequent appearances of Jangams, Bhats,
and other traditional bards and musicians.
There is continuous satsang at both Baba Rampuri’s dhuni inside of Juna Akhara
by him and many others, as well as at the Mahamandaleshwar camp
of Mahamandaleshwar Banwari Puri Ji, Baba Ji’s guru-bhai.
Arati is performed twice daily at both Baba Rampuri’s Dhuni
and at our Mahamandaleshwar Camp.
Specially arranged pujas and havans
Mahamandaleshwar Banwari Puri Ji is himself an accomplished acharya,
and there are a number of Brahmins, including the purohits of Juna Akhara,
and those from Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain and the Brahman Mandal in Haridwar,
who are available for karma khand, various havans and pujas.
Music, bhajans, kirtan
Performances of devotional music and bhajans will be announced during the mela.