On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, Brahmarishi Mohanji led a group of pilgrims for the first Shahi Snan at the Triveni Sangam as part of the Kumbh Mela being held at Prayagraj. The group took dips in the Sangam area during the auspicious period in the morning (3.00am – 12.36pm) and offered prayers for the well-being of the world. In Mohanji’s words, “The Kumbh Mela represents a particular configuration of time and space, happening at the confluence of three sacred rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati – that represent the body, mind-intellect-ego matter and spirit. During the period of the Mela, saints who have earned merits through their tapas (penance) share it with common people. The Kumbh Mela attracts people who have the yearning for transformation, which leads to liberation or moksha. Moksha, as a concept, is unique to Indian spirituality and has led to the formation of religions such as Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. All those who want to experience the true wealth of Indian spirituality should visit the Kumbh Mela.
Mohanji commended the government for the excellent arrangements for this Mela – across infrastructure, use of technology, cleanliness and security – and the care taken to ensure that all pilgrims have a wonderful experience.
Brahmarishi Mohanji will also be participating in the second and third shahi snans on 4th February and 10th February. He will be hosting open programs on selected days during his stay at the Kumbh from 1st to 10th February. For more details on Mohanji’s schedule at the Kumbh Mela, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.