Devotees light 100,000 earthen lamps for peace in MaharashtraApril 5th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok Gupta
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Apr 5 (ANI): While Hindus performed puja at home on Ramnavami festival, hundreds of religious-minded participated in a ‘Deep Mahotsav’ ceremony in Bhiwandi area near Thane in Maharashtra.
Organised by Shri Hanuman Dikha Padamshali Samaj, this special ceremony, which was organised by lighting 1,00,000 earthen lamps to create image of Lord Hanumana besides designing words like ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Om’, was held for the first time in Maharashtra.
Hundreds of thousands of people, irrespective of caste creed or religious identities, gathered on this occasion this past week to witness the all illuminating event.
A prayer of Lord Hanumana, widely believed as the ultimate saviour in trying times, was also performed on this occasion. Everyone prayed for peace in the State.
“By lighting 1,00,000 earthen lamps, people’s wishes can get fulfilled. Similarly, those who have some kind of problems in their family life, if they come here and pray with devotion to Lord Hanuman and then light these lamps, all their problems get solved,” said Koduri Mallsham Guruswami, a priest.
A similar ceremony is organised in Uttarakhand, called ‘Deep Daan Mahotsav’, on the occasion of Vaikunth Chaturdeshi, on the eve of Kartik Purnima. (ANI)