newznew (Chandigarh) : Sh. Mohinder Singh Ji Sanyojak Chandigarh Branch said that the Sant Nirankari Mission organized mass marriages, where 111 couples tied their nuptial knot in the presence of Her Holiness Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj and large number of devotees. The venue was the CIDCO Grounds in Kharghar. Where the 3-day 50th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam of Maharashtra concluded on Navi Mumbai.
While 55 bridegrooms and 52 brides belonged to Mumbai, 49 bridegrooms and 51 brides came from other parts of Maharashtra. 2 bridegrooms belonged to Uttar Pradesh and one each came from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. Similarly, two brides came from Uttar Pradesh and one each from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand and West Bengal. One bridegroom came from Canada while his bride belonged to U.K.
The ceremony began with traditional ‘Jaimala’ followed by a common garland for each couple – special feature of Nirankari wedding. ‘Lavan’, the four sacred hymns were sung with music, each followed by showering of flowers by Her Holiness and devotees attending the ceremony.
The ceremony concluded with divine blessings from Her Holiness Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj. She wished them a happy and prosperous married life while at the same time seeking company of saints (Satsang), remembering God (Sumiran) and doing selfless service (Sewa).
The 3-day 50th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam of Maharashtra concluded on Sunday with a call from Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj to rise above the feelings of ego and take this Mission of Divine Truth forward.
Her Holiness said that ego is not accepted by Nirankar on the path of devotion. Only those got accepted here who eliminated their ego. A true devotee gives credit for all that he achieves to the Alimighty God. He never claims doership for anything he acquires.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj said that today we see this beautiful and vast form of the Mission in Maharashtra due to the blessings of Baba Avtar Singh Ji, Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji and Rajmata Ji and the selfless efforts of Rishi Vyasdev Ji. He established the Sant Nirankari Mission not only in Maharashtra but Nepal also. Since no other ‘religion’ could be preached in Nepal during those times, he had to suffer a lot. He, however, remained steadfast saying that he was not the doer and he carried out only the will of God.
May God bless every devotee of the Mission with strength and ability so that they too are able to take its message of Truth forward with similar spirit of selflessness.
A special feature of the concluding session of the Samagam was a multilingual poetic symposium in which more than 20 poets presented their poems in Marathi, Hindi, Malwani, Punjabi, English and Bhojpuri languages. The theme of the Poetic Symposium was – Karz Chukaya Jaye Na, Hardev Tere Ahsanon Ka, which was dedicated to the glorious contribution made by Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj in the service of humanity.
Earlier, Shri. V. D. Nagpal Ji, General Secretary of Sant Nirankari Mandal, Shri. S. S. Tiwari Ji, Chairman of the Samagam Committee and Shri Virendra Bamne Ji, its Coordinator thanked Satguru Mata Ji for her divine blessings due to which they could make all the arrangements for the Samagam. They also thanked Government departments and various organizations for their whole hearted cooperation. They were thankful to devotees who did not mind any shortcoming in the arrangements for their lodging and boarding during the Samagam.