Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kabir Jayanti celebrated with religious fervor, gaiety

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 15: The 613th Parkash Utsav of Bhagat Kabir was celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety throughout the Jammu region today. The functions were held in Kabir temples at different places in the region.
A grand function was organized by Bhagat Mahasabha, J&K Unit, here, at Parade in which a large number of devotees participated.
Besides Jammu province, the devotees in large number from the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, UP, Haryana, Chhatisgarh, Himachal and Chandigarh also participated in the function.
National president of the Bhagat Mahasabha Raj Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion while the SSP Jammu, Basant Rath, was the guest of honour.
The speakers exhorted the masses to follow the teachings of Sadgaru Kabir. On the occasion a Satsang by Swami Milkhi Ram Bhagat of Godra on the life and teachings of Bhagat Kabir was also held.
Swami Ji impressed upon the masses to inculcate the spiritual and moral values among the children, youth and others to free the society from all evils like drug addiction, smoking, drinking and dowry system etc. This will lead to upliftment of society and mankind, he added.
On the occasion the newly selected KAS, KPS, IFS, IAS candidates were honoured. Besides the doctors and engineers selected for post graduation courses in open merit, the candidates who got PhDs and the students who secured 90 percent or more marks in 8th, 10 th and 12 classes were also felicitated.
On the occasion devotional songs were sung by the renowned singers from Punjab who enthralled the devotees. The speakers also highlighted the importance of the day and demanded that Kabir Jayanti be declared as a gazetted holiday as this will be a great tribute to the great saint of medieval period.
Others who spoke included Bodh Raj Bhagat, president of the Sabha, Dr Rajesh Bhagat, O P Bhagat, Mohinder Bhagat, Tara Chand Bhagat, Bharat Bhushan Bhagat, Vijay Bhagat, Ex MLA Bali Bhagat, Sheela Bhagat, Chanchalla Bhagat and Daya Ram.
In addition to this All J&K Sadgaru Kabir Sabha Jammu held functions at various places in connection with celebration of Kabir Jayanti.
A Shabeel was installed at Janipur to serve cold water and light refreshment to passers by. A grand function was held in Sadguru Kabir temple Reasi on the occasion also. A large number of devotees drawn from different parts of the district paid their obeisance in the temple. The religious discourses on the teachings of Bhagat Kabir were also held on the occasion and Bhajan and Kirtan continued for the day.
Hundreds of the devotees thronged the Bhagat Kabir temple Utterbani in Samba district today to pay obeisance to Sant Kabir. Besides the Satsangh, Bhajan and Kirtan was also held.
Another grand function was held at Sunderbani in Rajouri district on the occasion of Kabir Jayanti today. Besides the Satsang and Bhajan Kirtan, the teachings of Satguru were also highlighted by religious scholars.


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