Valinath Mahadev Pran Pratishtha Mohotsav: Potiyatra of Giribapu’s Shiv Mahapuran Begins

In the Tarbh village of Visnagar taluka in Mehsana district, a temple dedicated to Lord Valinath was established by Viramgiri Maharaj 900 years ago. In 2011, the groundbreaking ceremony of this temple was performed by Baldevgiri Maharaj. Now, between February 16th and February 22nd, a grand celebration of installing the golden pinnacle of the temple is being organized. The celebration, which begins today, includes the commencement of the Giribapu’s Shiva Mahapurana journey shortly. Currently, the temple is being adorned with colorful flowers. The Shiva Mahapurana storytelling will begin after the completion of the journey.

In the grand celebration of the Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, and all the four Shankaracharyas of the Shakti Peethas will be present.

Various Programs in the Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav:

Throughout the seven days of this Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav, various programs are being organized daily. In the mornings, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the storytelling of the Shiva Mahapurana is being conducted. In the afternoons, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, inspirational lectures by scholars and speeches by divine saints of Bharat Varsha are scheduled. In the evenings, from 9:00 PM onwards, a grand diary is organized. It’s noteworthy that due to the large number of devotees expected to attend, sumptuous feasts are arranged from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the mornings and from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM in the evenings.

The seven days have been given different names as follows:

  • February 16: Auspicious Day
  • February 17: Virtuous Day
  • February 18: Prosperous Day
  • February 19: Benevolent Day
  • February 20: Purifying Day
  • February 21: Beneficial Day
  • February 22: Auspicious Day of Welfare

Various programs are organized during each of these days.

During the Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav (Consecration Festival) of the temple, there will be 1100 havans (ritualistic fire ceremonies) conducted, with 15,000 yajmans (participants) attending. The havan kund (fire pit) has been prepared, and made with a special Kachchh clay coating. Over 1 lakh volunteers will be engaged in service during this festival. More than 2 lakh people will visit daily. Additionally, arrangements will be made separately for parking due to the arrival of thousands of vehicles.

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