Munishri Pulaksagarji Maharaj’s Chaturmas in Pune
Mangal Pravesh and Shobha Yatra on July 22nd
Munishri Most Revered 108 Pulaksagarji Maharaj, who travels all over the country barefoot working for the awareness in the devotees through his enchanting eloquence and radiant thoughts, will be having his Chaturmas in Pune this year and he will be welcomed in Pune by the entire Jain community on July 22, 2018 through a grand procession.
His stay during the Chaturmas will be at Dharmanuragi Rasiklal M. Dhariwal Nagari, Mahalakshmi Lawns, near Rajaram Bridge, Karvenagar, Pune and this will be marked by various programs such as sermons, satsang, philosophy, darshan, books and special issues release, Dnyanaganga Mahotsav, all religions leaders discussions, tree plantation, blood donation, child sanskar camps, health check up camps, prasad etc.
Almost more than 2 lakh Jain pilgrims are expected to come from Pune city, Pune district and Maharashtra throughout the period. All important events and daily sermons by Munishri will be telecaste live by the Jinvani channel.
This Chaturmas Mahotsav is jointly organised by all Jain communities and organisations in Pune, said Smt. Shobha Dhariwal, President and Milind Phade, Executive President of the Sakal Jain Varshayog Samiti, Pune in a press conference.
Most Revered 108 Pulaksagarji Maharaj’s padaprakshalan will be done at the Manikabaug Jain Temple on Sinhagad road at 2.00 pm on Sunday, July 22nd and a grand procession will arrive at the venue at 4:30 pm from there.
More than 3000 Jain devotees are expected to participate in this event, and there will be a lezim team of women along with sanai choughada, band, dhol lagim etc. at the front of the procession. There will be a replica of Shri Gomateshwar Mahamastakabhishek ceremony held at
Shravanbelogola in the procession while two silver chariots will also be there in which images of Munishris will be placed.
Maharashtra’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister and Pune’s district Guardian Minister Hon. Girish Bapat and Pune’s Mayor Smt. Mukta Tilak will welcome the Munishri at the Dharmanuragi Rasiklal M. Dhariwal Nagari, Mahalakshmi Lawns, Pune.
A grand covered pendol of 66,000 sq ft has been erected at the Mahalakshmi Lawns for this Chaturmas and it has been named as Dharmanuragi Rasiklal M. Dhariwal Nagari. More than 5000 chairs have been arranged in the grand decorated pavilion, while two stages of 56 x 20 feet and 50 x 20 feet have been erected.
The magnificent backdrop of a temple has been provided while an entrance gate in the replica of temple has been built.
A separate 10,000 sq ft hall for breakfast and meal has been also erected here along with state-of-the-art sound system, fans, tubes, LED screen etc. Everyone here will be offered free breakfast and meal here as the offering.
During the period of Most Revered 108 Pulakasagaraji Maharaj’s Chaturmas, darshan of Munishri will be from 8 am to 10 am and 5.30 pm to 7 pm everyday. While aarti of the god and the munishri will be held every evening.
On Friday, 27th July, the day of Guru Poornima, Munishri will give sermon at 8:30 am while a picture book ‘Chitravali’ is to be released based on his life. Along with the devotees from Maharashtra, thousands of devotees from cities like Delhi, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jabalpur etc. are also expected to come on that day. The Chaturmas Mangal Kalash will be installed on Tuesday, July 29th and it will mark begining of the Chaturmas Parva. ‘Pancharang Pravodhini’, a special issue based on Munishri’s life and his teachings and edited by veteran thinker Professor Dr. Raosaheb Patil (Solapur) will be released on the occasion.
During the Chaturmas period, Munishri Most Revered 108 Pulaksagaraji Maharaj will visit the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, University of Pune and Rajnish Osho Ashram and will held talks with the scholars there. The Dnyanganga Mahotsav is to be held from August 12th to September 2nd and 16 books written by Munishri will be released on the 1st day of Dnyanganga Mahotsav. His discourses will be held at 8.30 am to 10.00 am everyday on religious awareness and social reforms during the Dnyaanganga Mahotsav.
During this Chaturmas period, child sanskar camp, blood donation camp, tree plantation, health check up camp etc. have been organized at the venue during the Chaturmas period. The pendol will have 12 stalls of 10 x12 ft. size and a separate hi-tech office has been erected. Hoardings and arches have been constructed throughout the entire city and a balloon will be flown at the venue that will go up to 80 ft. high.
Munishri will go to Nigdi after September 5th and Chaturmas Parva in Pune will end on the November 7th. Smt. Shobha Dhariwal and Milind Phade have appealed to all Jain and non-Jain community members to come for Munishri’s darshan in large numbers and take advantage of the satsang. The office bearers Arvind Jain, Anand Gandhi, Chakor Gandhi, Jitendra Shah, Ajit Patil, Sudin Khot, Sujata Shah, Veerkumar Shah, Utkarsh Gandhi were also present at the Press Conference