Alandi, Pune, 05th February 2024:The true colours of Indian cultural richness were exhibited as the Geeta Bhakti Amrit Mahotsav commenced with a grand spiritual congregation at the serene and pious surroundings of Alandi, Pune, along the banks of the sacred IndrayaniRiver. The extravaganza, marking the 75th birth anniversary of revered saint Swami ShriGovindDevGirijiMaharaj, is being held during 4-11 February amongst the gracious presence of the country’s leading saints, sages, and intellectuals. Day 1 of this mega event witnessed the participation of devotees in a higher number than expected and was a great success, with around 15,000 devotees from across the country dedicated to preserving the country’s indigenous cultural heritage.
The first day of the majestic celebration of spirituality and culture included ShriDnyaneshwarMauliAbhishek – Varkari Honoring, Yagya Rituals and Kirtans. During the congregation, Swami ShriGovindDevGirijiMaharaj extended his virtuous values with some of the holiest words of wisdom while addressing the attendees of the event.
Spanning across an expansive area of 70,000 square feet, this divine event is fortified by over 150 security cameras and guards, ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants. Additionally, a congregation of six thousand individuals has collectively initiated the Hari path, a spiritual practice that will culminate on the final day of this Mahotsav.
The grand inauguration of the holy festivity was also blessed with rich deliberations and discussions by spiritual gurus like Respected H.B.P. Shri Sandipanji Maharaj Shinde, Respected M.M. Tapomurthy Baba Swami ShriKalyandasjiMaharaj and Respected H.B.P. Shri Bhaskar giriji Maharaj, who actively got involved in havan-puja, kirtan, and ShrimadBhagawat Katha.
“It ushers to me an eternal feeling of immense happiness to witness such a massive gathering of devotees at the Geeta Bhakti Amrit Mahotsav; all gathered together to preserve and promote our indigenous culture. We are aimed to impart religious atmosphere and Vedic education in future generation; integrating cultural values which can assist them in identifying their purpose of life and the true essence of spirituality in this process” noted Pujya Swami Shri Govind Dev Giriji Maharaj.